Career Center

The Career Center provides information on career planning, employment opportunities, apprenticeships, military options and volunteer opportunities. 

The center is open throughout the day. You can also drop in before or after school or during lunch. You may also make an appointment with the Career Center coordinator for one-on-one assistance.

For information regarding college visits and SAT/ACT schedules, see our College & Career Events

Contact Us

Click on the bars below for more information about each of the ways we help students.

High School & Beyond Plan

All students are required to create a personal electronic portfolio (Efolio) to assist with college applications, scholarships and job interviews.

Please note that this is a CKSD graduation requirement. 

Career Assessments

Employment

A list of current job openings is available at the Career Center.  Help is available in the Career Center computer lab to assist students with the job application process. Here are some helpful websites:

Fast Food jobs are typically where high school students find their first formal employment. The Career Center has job applications for most fast food restaurants. Some require online applications. Here are some websites, or directions, to help you apply for a job:

Tech Prep

Students who enroll in Tech Prep classes at OHS may earn free community college credits. Students must earn a "B" or better in order to receive college credit.

Stop by the Career Center to register.

The following are eligible classes:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Child Psychology
  • Annual (Yearbook)
  • Auto Tech I and II
  • Business English
  • Business Math
  • Child Psychology
  • Cisco Academy
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Assisted Drafting
  • Computer Maintenance & Repair
  • Consumer Auto Maintenance
  • Digitools/Keyboarding
  • Financial Literacy
  • Intro to Graphics
  • Photography
  • Sports Medicine
  • Advanced Sports Medicine
  • Web Page Design
  • 3D Modeling & Animation

Visit the Tech Prep website for more information: http://sers.techprepwa.org/searchArticulations.aspx

West Sound Technical Skills Center

Students can attend half of the school day at West Sound Tech (Skills Center).  

There are 16 programs offered in  career areas such as welding, culinary arts, professional medical careers and cosmetology.  

Ms. Segerman, OHS Career Center secretary, is the point of contact for the Skills Center. Stop by the Career Center for more information or visit the West Sound Tech website: bremertonschools.org/wstsc

Work-based Learning

Students who have a paid job may be eligible to earn Occupational or Elective credit for hours worked. Here are a few facts regarding this program:

  • Must be 16 and currently enrolled at Olympic High School.
  • Must complete a Work Based Learning application and obtain parent’s permission (if under age 18).
  • For every 180 hours you work, you are eligible to earn 0.5 credit.  You can earn 1 credit per year in this program.
  • Hours worked in the summer cannot be counted.  Only hours worked during the school year can be counted.
  • Typically jobs such as babysitting and paper routes are not eligible for this program.  Jobs working "under the table" are not eligible either.  You must be working in a job where you are supervised, working legally, and receive some proof of the hours you worked such as a pay stub.

Information about teen workers’ rights: lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/TeenWorkers/default.asp

Military Options

The Career Center coordinates all military recruiter visits to OHS.  Recruiters visit the school once a month during lunches. Students may make an appointment to meet individually with a recruiter during their lunch time, before, or after school.  

Ms. Bartleson is happy to meet with students to discuss military options and to be present when students meet with recruiters. A military career can be the right thing for the right student, but it's not for everyone.

Visit these military websites for more information:

Volunteering

Ms, Segerman is the volunteer coordinator at OHS. There are numerous opportunities for students to volunteer in our community. Volunteer applications are located in the display rack outside the Career Center.

See Kitsap County's website for more volunteering opportunities: kitsapgov.com/volunteer

Web Resources

Washington Occupational Information System  (WOIS): This website is used to complete the High School and Beyond graduation requirement. Students may also use this website to research career and postsecondary options. You will need the current site key (similar to a password) to access WOIS.  See Mrs. Wilke or Ms. Bartleson for the site key.

sbctc.edu: The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has links to all community and technical colleges in Washington.

finaid.org: An outstanding financial aid website giving you all the information you need to apply for financial aid and understanding the process.