In developing and facilitating programs to encourage the appropriate exploration and skills at the high school level, we aim to expand the workforce skill-set to meet the needs of area businesses.
The Career Navigator program, new for the 2021-22 school year, strives to support students and their school districts with career connection efforts. Initially, this program will provide the following:
Individualized Student Engagement and Exploration
The Career Navigator will provide individual, one-on-one Career Coaching for students identified by their school staff as needing additional guidance in this area. Coaching will include one-on-one meetings, job shadowing with local companies, and assistance with employability skills.
District-wide Engagement and Exploration
Classroom presentations and professional development opportunities for Career Teachers and School Counselors will be provided. In addition, the Career Navigator will serve as the primary contact for sharing information about events, resources and activities to students, parents, schools and community organizations.
Business and Community Engagement
Working with community partners, businesses and industries, the Career Navigator will help connect local career opportunities to the students and schools by coordinating job shadowing, business tours and other activities.