SERRC offers a selection of career exploration camps for high school students. The namesake camp, Career Connections, offers students an opportunity to explore a broad variety of potential career paths. Additionally, in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center, SERRC offers two health career focused tracks.

Career Connections is a week-long, hands-on career exploration program held in Juneau, open to all 9-12th graders. Students who attend will:

    • Visit job sites in diverse career fields
    • Visit and explore a university campus and post-secondary training sites
    • Use AKCIS to explore future careers
    • Develop a realistic, workable plan to obtain a job they are passionate about
    • Develop employability skills

    Students grades 11-12 who have completed Career Exploration in the past and are at least 16 can return to Career Connection: Job Shadow for real-world, hands-on experience working with a mentor in a career of their choice.


      Career exploration

      As part of Career Connections, students tour the University of Alaska Southeast campus and the UAS Technical Center.

      They may visit a variety of job sites in diverse fields, exploring career paths in health care, technology, hospitality, fishing, mining, construction and manufacturing, public service, media, arts, and small business administration.

      In addition to job site field trips there are classroom activities where students practice employability skills, create a resume, practice mock interviews, and create a personalized plan to achieve the job of their dreams.

      Job shadow

      For students who have previously attended Career Connections and are at least 16 years of age, we offer a more in-depth opportunity to explore a future career in our Job Shadow Program.

      Students let us know what career they are interested in exploring and we set them up in a job shadowing opportunity where they can work one-on-one with a mentor in that job field as the person goes through 3-4 typical work days.

      Students get hands-on, real-world career experience.

        5 reasons to sign up for Career Connections: 1. Students learn about career and job options by visiting actual job sites and meeting real people who do them. 2. Students develop a plan for training and pursuing careers that work for them. 3. Students create usable résumés and practice skills for job interviews and being star employees. 4. Students learn technology that will help them be successful in their careers. 5. Students get to build independent "adulting" skills in an urban environment to help them survive on their own.

        Career Connections curriculum is aligned with Alaska Content Standards, and the skills and information students learn will be of value as they enter their careers. 

        Explore Alaska's fastest growing industry — health care

        Health care is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative fields in Alaska, with opportunities that range in training requirements from certificate to doctorate, with a variety of specializations, including behavioral health. Health Career Connections and Behavioral Health Career Connections provide students with a deeper exploration of health care fields thanks to a partnership with the Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center.


          Health Career Connections

          Health Career Connections, a week-long residential program, introduces high school students to careers in the health care field. The program consists of classroom instruction, site visits to a variety of health care facilities, presentations from health care professionals and CPR training. 

          The program will cover all instruction, accommodations, housing, transportation in Juneau, all meals, site visits, presentations by health care professionals. School districts will receive a travel stipend to cover some or all of the costs associated with traveling to and from Juneau.

          Behavioral Health Career Connections

          Behavioral Health Career Connections, a week-long residential program, introduces students 16 and older to careers in the behavioral health fields. The program consists of classroom instruction, site visits to health care facilities, presentations from behavioral health professionals and Mental Health First Aid training.

          The program covers the cost of instruction, transportation in Juneau, housing in Juneau, all facility tours, presentations, Mental Health First Aid training and all meals. School districts and/or participants are responsible for the cost of travel to and from Juneau. Students must be 16 or older to participate in this program.