Career exploration

Program pathways sheet


New! Career Exploration Videos


Request our free Career exploration trailer

Our Career Exploration Trailer (CET) brings students interactive and hands-on activities that let students explore the high tech side of transportation careers in Automotive Service, Auto Body & Collision, Heavy Equipment, Heavy Truck and Diesel, Marine & Powersports, Professional Truck Driver, Aviation, UAV (drone), Automotive Engineering, Rail, etc. The CET is available to travel to high schools like a mobile classroom or is available for career events where it will be parked for the duration of the event


Career Exploration Websites


Nitro-X summer camp

Nitro-X is a Summer Camp where middle schoolers work on remote controlled cars.  They learn about how vehicles work, build their confidence with technical skills, work in teams to develop life and employability skills, gain exposure to industry by going on tours of local businesses and have fun showing off their skills at the end of the week with a race.

Work Based Learning

What is Work-based learning?

Automotive technology




Work-based Learning examples






Accreditation Standards Websites

Additional Resources

HIgh School transportation Programs

Articulation Agreements

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities work collaboratively with area high schools to offer students an opportunity to explore careers, earn college credit, and complete a career and technical program before graduating from high school. This collaboration saves students time and money. Explore this website to see which classes are offered at a high school near you. Once you have earned articulated college credit (ACC), log back in and print your ACC record directly from the site. 


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