Students & Job Seekers

Welcome to Destination Occupation! I am Rachel Knight and I created Destination Occupation to help educate students and job seekers about awesome careers that we have right here in Maine

I believe that education, whether it is learning your three R’s (reading, writing, or arithmetic) or learning about career options, is critical to independence. For students, we want you to go out into the world with a good plan, with good skills and a good chance to succeed. Education is a means to independence, self­-reliance, self­-worth.

This applies to people who are adults and are looking for a career change or who have been left out of the workforce for any number of reasons. Or for people who are trying to figure out what is next.

I also do this because I love Maine and want it to continue to be the “way life should be” for those who choose to live and work here, because there are opportunities and options. You just have to know about them.

“It helps to see someone doing something they like and enjoy. I have different interests but I do like working hands on. Learning this story shows me I can do what I want.”

~Student Testimonial

What is Destination Occupation?

D.O. is an online community of career exploration videos. We feature Maine employers in a combination of videos that feature a company profile video and individual job profiles. Most of the jobs featured are in high demand around the state.  One job may be featured at a business in a town far away from you, but don’t worry!  The jobs we pick can be found all around Maine and by many different employers! We also feature a combination of large and small employers and entrepreneurs because we know that all jobs are important! Let us help you find the right fit for you!

Our videos

  • Explain what the company does
  • Explain what knowledge, skills & behaviors are needed to be successful in Maine’s job market
  • Tell short inspirational employee stories that explain why employees like their jobs
  • Showcase the culture, benefits, and career opportunities available
  • Link to important career information (both in the video or on the site)

You can learn how to use Destination Occupation below in three simple steps. Watching the VIDEO EXPLANATION, then checking out the VISUAL and finally the HOW TO USE D.O. RESOURCES.

Video Explanation of How D.O. Works

Visual of How D.O. Works

By watching a variety of career videos and learning about the pathways to them, you get a broad sense of what is “out there” and over time, you can determine which career path makes sense for you. The goal is for you to find a career that fits your skills, interests and personality! The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and find out how they related to the world of work.


How To Use D.O. Resources

Resources are provided in two different ways. You can find LINKS EMBEDDED IN VIDEOS and in CAREER RESOURCE BOXES.

Embedded in Videos

Notice the “Visit Hancock Lumber Employment Page in the right hand corner? That is a live link that will take you directly to that page, it will only appear for a short period of time.

Career Resources

Career Resources have important career exploration information. These resources are links that will help you dig deeper into the career exploration process. These links range from education & training programs, to career articles, to additional information that helps you develop a better understanding of the world of work – its benefits and expectations.


Interested in a career as a Food EquipmentTechnician?  Explore the career resources below!

Check out the Programs at one of Maine’s 27 Career and Technical High Schools

Check out the HVAC Programs at Maine’s Community Colleges, MEMA Technical Education Center and Northeast Technical Institute

Wonder why retirement benefits matter?  Watch this short animated video to find out!