About the My Future Project

How the My Future Project began

Shelby County Schools, the Shelby County Commission, and chambers of commerce within Shelby County have joined forces to develop the My Future Project. The My Future Project is aimed at helping students explore and identify career goals. In addition, the Shelby County Commission’s Workforce Development office and Shelby County chambers of commerce have created an index of local employers and the job opportunities they offer to our students.

Who the My Future Project serves

This site can be used by students to investigate future career possibilities, but it can also be used by parents. Parents may want to explore the site with their child to discover the many different pathways their child is considering, and then help them plan for the education needed to reach their goals. Parents will find the additional links on the site helpful when exploring their child’s future education options with them.

Also, teachers in our system can use the My Future Project website to connect curriculum assignments to different occupations, making class work more relevant to students. Guidance counselors can use the site to help students begin building a resume that will help them establish skills that lead to success in their chosen career fields.