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Department of Defense Announces WWW.MYFUTURE.COM to Provide Youth with Information about Colleges, Career and Military Services

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On November 15, 2010 (EST)

The Department of Defense has recently announced the launch of Myfuture.com which helps young adults plan their next steps in life by bringing together the most recently available information about colleges, careers and military services. Designed primarily for individuals between 16 and 24, the site features information drawn and collated from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Labor. The site contains information on more than 1,000 military and civilian careers and nearly 7,000 accredited colleges, universities and trade schools, and can serve as a central resource for valuable background on college admission requirements, employment trends and military benefits.

MyFuture also provides useful advice across a wide spectrum -- help on taking the SAT examination to interviewing for a first job to preparing for boot camp. Step-by-step planning checklists are also available along with the capability to store favorite job and educational information for future visits.

The site has gained early acceptance. The military information pages have earned 100,000 page views so far, and more than 3,000 visitors have created accounts on the website. As part of the outreach campaign, the website is also being highlighted on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The site architects do note that Myfuture does not offer career counseling, but acknowledges that self-assessment is key to developing career goals. This site joins the One-Stop joins www.careeronestop.org and www.mySkillsmyFuture.org in the constellation of governmental websites designed to assist all Americans in their educational pursuits, career-decision making, job search, and reemployment ambitions.


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Modified On : November 15, 2010
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