For the past six years a collaborative group consisting of local businesses, Champlain Valley Educational Services, Mountain Lake PBS, North Country Workforce Development and seven local school districts have designed a Career Connect initiative that culminates in the Career Connect Showcase. The 2020 Career Connect Showcase will take place at Clinton Community College on May 20, 2020 from 9:00 until 1:30.
The Showcase provides eighth and ninth grade students from area schools the opportunity to meet with individuals and schools associated with the 16 career clusters. Prior to the event students have taken a nationally based career inventory that provides them with three cluster areas that have been identified to match their skills. Students then spend several months researching and exploring careers relating to the cluster.
Students will come with questions relating to the clusters and careers for area businesses and organizations provide first-hand information around. This opportunity gives you a chance to promote your business to the future generation and for the students to gain knowledge of the various local career opportunities in the cluster, the training and education needed for the careers, and possible career advancement opportunities.
Students have the opportunity to visit with businesses, various representatives from colleges and career preparation centers as well as tour the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) facility.
The Showcase also includes workshops designed to build soft-skills and a performance by the Peru Drama Club on the skills employers are looking for in prospective employees and the best practices of interviewing.
To be one of the businesses within the Career Connect Showcase please complete the linked form by January 25, 2020. Any questions regarding this event or to request a pdf form please contact April Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Zullo at email@example.com.
Thank you, in advance. We look forward to seeing you!