Career Connections

carrer connectionsBuild Job Skills – Explore and Plan Careers – Job Shadow

CAREER CONNECTIONS SESSIONS

Session 1:  April 8 – 13, 2018 (Health Career focus)
Session 2:  April 22 – 27, 2018

Career Connections offers two different job skills opportunities:

Career Awareness: CAREER PLANNING AND EXPLORATION, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, JOB-SEEKING SKILLS

In Career Awareness, you will visit a variety of job sites to learn about possible careers in various fields, work on your Personal Learning and Career Plan, practice job-seeking skills, and learn how to use job search and resume building tools including AKCIS and ALEXsys. In addition to job site field trips, you will attend classroom activities aimed at building job skills, and visit with experts who will familiarize you with Alaska’s high growth industries. Career Awareness is open to all 7th-12th grade students enrolled in an Alaskan school (including home schools).

Job Shadow: ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, WORK AT A JOB SITE OF YOUR CHOICE, CAREER PLANNING AND EXPLORATION

In Job Shadow, you will experience the work world first-hand as you job-shadow at a real job in a field of your interest. You will try out your employee skills, learn how to be a great employee, explore related careers and higher education options, and practice job-seeking skills. You will job shadow for most of the week, then you will join the Career Awareness students in building job skills and exploring careers. Job Shadowing is open to all 11th and 12th grade students, at least 16 years of age, enrolled in an Alaskan school (including home schools), and who have previously attended the Career Awareness session.

Career Connections curriculum is aligned with Alaska Content Standards, and the skills and information you learn will be of value as you enter the world of work. Students should be comfortable working in the adult workplace.

AK Drive: All-Alaska Academy Driver Permit Class

All-Alaska Academy and AK Drive have teamed up to give districts a discount on Instructional Permit Classes during All-Alaska Academy sessions.

This face-to-face, fun, interactive class will review the Alaska DMV manual with students and break it down into understandable terms. The instructor will explain state laws and review defensive driving procedures. Class will be held on a weeknight from 4-9:30 p.m.

Districts or parents will pay $30 per participant. Dinner will be provided. Class minimum is eight students.

If districts are interested in this opportunity, please contact Linda Kadrlik or Lisa Corcoran at 907-586-6806.

Registration steps:

  1. Register student at akdrive.org
  2. Pay registration fee at akdrive.org
  3. Attend scheduled class
  4. District will decide if they will take students to test in Juneau
  5. If testing occurs in Juneau:
    • Participants must be 14 years of age
    • They will need to bring their birth certificate, social security card, proof of principal address (a piece of mail), signed and notarized parental consent form (433) and form (478), and $15 for permit fee.