Career Connections

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

CAREER CONNECTIONS SESSIONS

Session 1:  April 8 – 13, 2018
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).

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.