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STEPS TO CAREER SUCCESS

1) Learn more about yourself via Career Assessments:

2) Learn more about career options that match your interests through watching career videos, taking related classes, participating in PVCC clubs and after school activities, talking with professionals/networking, finding a mentor and/or job shadowing experiences.  Here are some good career/labor market resources:

3) Create your introduction/professional documents (resume, cover/thank you letters, LinkedIn, etc.) to help you land interviews/jobs.

4) Get experience through volunteering, interning or even temporary employment.  These are easier ways to gain access to employers which often lead to long term employment.

  • Volunteering – search by area of interest on United Way
  • Interning – check back.
  • Temporary employment
  • Job Searching

5) Decide whether your career target is a good fit.  If not, consider repeating these steps since finding a great career path is often a process.

 

You can go through h this with the help of your Career Coach or School Counselor .  Sign up HERE to meet with them.

Ever thought about Job Corps???

Fredericksburg – Job Corps Information Session

Job Corps Logo

Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for young people from 16 through 24 years of age that qualify as low income. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education. Job Corps has no cost to its students or their families.

Job Corps offers hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas, including: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources, and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry certifications and are designed to meet the requirements of today’s careers.

Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don’t have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges. Resources are also available for English Language Learners.

To learn more about Job Corps and begin the admissions process, plan to attend this information session:

Phone: (540) 322-5781
Websitewww.jobcorps.gov

Address:

Workforce Development Center
10304 Spotsylvania Ave., Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA  22407

Locality:
Fredericksburg
Type of Event:
Job Corps Information Sessions

Program Oppurtunites!!!!

 Program Opportunities

NASA Opportunities for Students

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities for free to all Virginia students:

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS)-Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  For more information, visit Virginia Space Coast Scholars

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS)- Program for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits.  For more information, visit VASTS

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS)-Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  For more information, visit VESSS

 

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia

Are you interested in learning about engineering or pursuing an engineering career?  Apply for your place at The Society of Women Engineers High School Visitation Program on November 21, 2018. Deadline to apply is October 22, 2018.  This program is designed to give young women the opportunity to learn about the different fields in engineering and the engineering curriculum at the University of Virginia. For more information, visit Society of Women Engineers

 

University of Virginia’s Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE)

The University of Richmond is looking for high-achieving seniors who self-identify as a historically underrepresented population or are interested in issues of diversity and inclusion to further their mission to create a community of diverse scholars committed to academic excellence. While the program is open to all students, priority is given to underrepresented populations during the selection process. Students and their families will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Richmond, while getting a perspective of life as a potential student.  If interested, fill out Interest Form by October 5, 2018.

 

Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The application for the Science & Engineering Apprenticeship Program has officially opened. The deadline to submit application, transcripts and letters of recommendation is October 31, 2018 @ 6 PM EST.  If you have any questions, email seap@asee.org or call (202)649-3833.  For the application, visit SEAP Application

 

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is offering open house events for families to tour their beautiful campus, learn about admissions and financial aid, and discover experiential learning opportunities.  The open house events will be held on September 30 and November 11, 12-4.  For more information, visit Open House or call 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433).

 

Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is taking applications for their Diversity Overnight, November 11 and 12.  Applications are due October 1.  Diversity Overnight is designed for high schools seniors from diverse backgrounds to get an in-depth look at opportunities available to them.  For more information, visit Diversity Overnight

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career Exploration Resources

The Vault – A definitive guide to thousands of careers
What can I do with this major? – A list of career paths sorted by common majors
Mynextmove – Explore possibilities in health care, match your skills
Bureau of Labor Statistics – An encyclopedia of careers; find out about different roles, education requirements, salaries, and more
Occupational Information Network – Search occupations, industries, and skills

Physical Therapist Assistants

What do they do?
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Will there be jobs?

This occupation is expected to grow much faster than average.

What are typical wages for this career?

 

How do I start?
Associate’s Degree
No work experience
No on-the-job training
Programs that can prepare you:
Video Of this Career

https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Careers/Occupations/occupation-profile.aspx?keyword=Physical%20Therapist%20Assistants&onetcode=31202100&location=US

 

Source: www.careeronestop.org

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