Career Connections

Build Job Skills – Explore and Plan Careers – Job Shadow

Students are immersed in career exploration activities in a variety of fields around Juneau. They have the opportunity to explore career opportunities, learn invaluable employment skills and gain hands-on experience. Students who have completed Career Exploration and are at least 16 may be eligible to complete a week of job shadowing at a place of business in their field of interest.

CAREER CONNECTIONS SESSIONS

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

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 9th-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.