A Kaleidoscope of Careers in Half a Day
Wanting to learn more about a particular career or gain an understanding of the career opportunities that exist in today's job market can both be accomplished for students participating in Career Days. These events are currently being offered in a virtual format in districts across the County reaching students in middle and high school.
Students are able to register for 3 career sessions in the course of the event. Similar to the Lunch & Learn format, students and a staff member meet with an industry expert for 30-40 minutes to understand what "A Day In The Life" actually looks like in a particular field. Presenters share the most rewarding and challenging parts of their jobs, soft skills that are important for success in their line of work, and most importantly - the pathway into the career. In these small group settings, students are able to ask questions and make valuable connections. This continues as students cycle through their selected sessions provided by additional presenters in other lines of work.
These experiences allow students to begin to determine if their competencies and dispositions place them on the path to success in the highlighted fields. Programming spans the full array of industry clusters and previews positions that range from entry level, to limited technical training, advanced technical training, and post secondary education from an Associates degree to a PhD. These sessions create a foundation of understanding of the return on investment that particular positions offer by outlining an array of paths into the career fields presented.
We are always looking for new presenters to engage our students, if this is of interest to you, please complete the form below!