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Career Connections

Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers provide enriching opportunities for students to learn more about careers, soft skills, life skills, etc. within classrooms, assemblies, and school events.

Mock Interviews
Mock interviews provide valuable opportunities for students to obtain real-world interviewing experience.  Students learn to be comfortable with common interview questions, develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, and receive constructive feedback.

Career Days and Workplace Tours
Career Days and Workplace Tours give students an in-depth look at specific careers and industries.  Students learn about various jobs, as well as skills and education needed in the industry.  Company/organization employees showcase their products/services and interact with students.

Job Shadowing
Job shadowing places students in workplaces to interact with and observe employees. This helps students learn more about careers and workplaces as well as the education and training required for a career. (hours vary)

Externship
Externs are paired with professionals to explore careers and the workplace and to learn about the education and training required to succeed. An extended-job shadowing experience, the externship does not include work delegated to students. (40 hours)

Service Learning
Service learning goes beyond community service, as students work with community partners (nonprofits, company representatives, local government agencies, etc.) to learn and apply academic, social, and personal skills to improve the community and develop a lifelong ethic of service. (hours vary)

Mentorship
Students are paired with professionals with first-hand experience and proven track records. Mentors are encouraged to provide hands-on experience, challenging opportunities, and a broad view of their industry. (140 total hours for student to receive .5 credits; <140 hours receives no credit)

Non-Credit Internship
Non-credit Internships place students in workplaces to develop career-related knowledge and skills.  Students do not receive a high school credit but the internship will appear on their high school transcript.  (100 – 279 hours)

Internship
Internships place students in workplaces to develop career-related knowledge and skills.  Students receive 1 credit upon successful completion. (school year – 280 hours min. = approximately 11 hours/week)

Clinical Experience
This experience provides students in health and medical science classes with clinical practice essential to applying classroom learning. Students are placed in a variety of healthcare settings and observe patients at different stages to better understand the scope of the healthcare profession.

Cooperative Education
This experience connects a rigorous and relevant curriculum in a Career & Technical Education course with paid workplace experience.  (school year – 280 hours min = approximately 11 hours/week)

Registered Apprenticeship
With registered apprenticeships, employers can develop high-quality career pathways to prepare their future workforce. Individuals obtain paid on-the-job training and work experience, related technical instruction, mentorship, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. (144 hours related technical instruction and 2,000 hours on-the-job training)