Help Your Teen Plan for the Future

Mother and teenage daughter are in the kitchen researching colleges and filling out university applications.

As your your teen approaches their sophomore year in high school, they start to feel pressure about their future—if they haven’t started to worry already. While some kids know what they want to do when they graduate, other kids need more guidance. Parents can use a free career planning program to help your student as they make important decisions about their continued education and career.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) empowers students to discover their strengths and interests, and then then map out post-secondary plans that work.

Logo for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program (ASVAB CEP) - Future CollegeSponsored by the Department of Defense, the program is designed for students in grades 10-12—and early post-secondary students—and includes three components:

  • The ASVAB: An Aptitude Test
  • The FYI: An Interest Self-Assessment
  • The OCCU-Find: A career catalog with relevant occupational data and planning tools

These components give young people the confidence to map out a post-secondary plan that aligns with their individual skills and interests. In the 2015-2016 school year, over 700,000 students and 13,000 schools participated in ASVAB CEP.

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