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Awareness

Designed to expose students to a variety of career opportunities, as well as the training required to pursue them.

  • Company Tour – (1-2 hours) host a tour of your facility, highlighting careers within your organization; a day in the life; and student opportunities.
  • Guest Speaker – (30-60 min per class) visit a classroom to talk to students about your personal experience regarding your job, your company, or industry.

Exploration

Informs a student's decision-making process, providing them with a deeper understanding of the workplace.

  • Relevant Project – (TBD) assist a local class by designing a multidisciplinary project based on your work, and provide feedback to students on their work.
  • Competition Judge – (2-8 hrs) judge presentations or competitions, and provide feedback regarding student mastery of targeted competencies.
  • Job Shadow – (2-8 hrs) provide an opportunity for students to observe, discuss and participate in the daily routines of a particular job.
  • Mentor – (2-15 hrs) offer support, guidance, and assistance to students as they explore careers.

Preparation

Activities that support a student's level of performance relative to particular post-secondary / career readiness learning outcomes.

  • Resume Development – (1-2 hrs) review resume and provide constructive feedback to students
  • Mock Interviews – (1-2 hrs) provide students with constructive feedback regarding their interviewing style and responses.
  • Practicum – (2-4 hrs) provide an opportunity for a student to complete a short-term project in a professional setting.
  • Teacher Externships – (2hrs – 1 wk) provide teachers an on-site opportunity to learn more about your organization and industry that he/she can take back to their classroom to make a student’s coursework more relevant.

Training

Activities that prepare a student for employment in a specific range of occupations; most suitable for grades 11, 12 and post-secondary; training is often connected to an industry credential or employment.

  • Curriculum – (TBD) help a school design a training program based on your knowledge of the industry and current trends.
  • Instruction – (TBD) volunteer time to a local school as a subject matter expert in your occupation or field of work.
  • Equipment – (TBD) donate new or used equipment to help a training program start or grow.
  • Investment – (TBD) provide funding for physical space or equipment to help a training program start or grow.
  • Clinical Experience – (4+ hrs) provides an opportunity for students to perform tasks in a supervised, authentic setting.
  • On-The-Job Training – (45+ hrs) provides employee training, for pay, in a work setting.
  • Work Experience – (45+ hrs) provides employability skill training, for pay, in a work setting.
  • Internship – (45+ hrs) provides paid or unpaid experience learning integrating knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional environment.