EXPLORE CAREER FIELDS

There are 16 Career Clusters to explore. The next few posts will explore a Career Cluster related to courses here at Caroline. Review the following Career Clusters to identify the career fields and industries that interest you. You will likely have interest in several clusters so don’t feel like you need to match your career cluster to your major you might want to study. Take advantage of the course work here at Caroline to also explore careers. There are career opportunities for different majors in each of the career clusters. Remember, the world of work is not organized by major.

The Career Cluster for today is Hospitality and Tourism. We offer Culinary Arts at Caroline .

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Would you enjoy interacting with people and providing high level customer service? Hospitality and tourism workers help people plan and coordinate vacations, entertainment activities and leisure time. There are opportunities to work and serve customers in restaurants, hotels, resorts all around the world where no two days are the same.

Potential job titles include: Hotel manager, historic home curator, tour guide, event planner, travel agent, Chamber of Commerce director, resort activities planner

Culinary Institute Open House

Open House

Join us Saturday, January 11th, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for an Open House event and be a part of our demonstrations by chef instructors, food tastings, interactive tours, and find out how our flexible, student-centered programs fit into your life.

Tour Our Campus

With campuses in Norfolk and Newport News, Virginia, you’re sure to find a Culinary Institute of Virginia location convenient to where you work or live. Come in for a campus tour and explore our beautiful facilities, interactive labs, student support services, and more.

Hands-On Demos by Chef Instructors & Food Tastings

Watch professional chef instructors in a hands-on environment show advanced à la carte food preparation. Experience food tastings prepared by current Culinary Institute of Virginia students.

Q&A with ECPI University Faculty & Staff

ECPI’s faculty and staff believe that their success is defined by our students’ success. During this Open House Event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our faculty and staff, talk about how they support students’ success, and get answers to your questions.

RSVP to visit your local Culinary Institute of Virginia campus for an Open House Event, be a part of our hands-on demos, and get to know our faculty and staff!

Get Program Information
https://landing.ecpi.edu/rsvp4culinary/index.html?cmpid=IRSVP-RSVPCIV&fbclid=IwAR3S9gLaBZAe4QxfRSM7h7NTrp16q3LL-ZZ_khYMc2QPIp2gAB1hkm_-nm0#top

JOB CORPS

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers. Job Corps offers career training in high-growth industries that will give you the hands-on, practical experience you need to begin working toward a long-term, successful career— not just a job, but an actual CAREER that you can build on for the rest of your life.

Abraham W. is hard at work earning his certifications in welding. His favorite part about Job Corps is the hands-on training he gains in the welding workshop.

There are so many different training options at Job Corps. Which one sounds good to you? Visit jobcorps.gov today!

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What is the Minimum Legal Working Age in Virginia?

In the state of Virginia, both federal child labor laws and state law are in accordance that the minimum age to work is 14. However, the minimum work age work does not usually include door-to-door sales (e.g., the Girl Scout cookie drive), working on a farm and the entertainment industry. These employment categories have different minimum age requirements. Additionally, there are child labor laws that restrict the number of hours youth are allowed to work.   

Required Certificates: Virginia law requires child employment certificates for those under the age of 16. You can find employment certificates online by visiting the  Virginia Youth Employment Website 

Work Restrictions: Virginians ages 14-15 can work in offices, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and much more, the hours they can work is limited. Additionally, youth this age can’t work more than three hours during a school day, 18 hours during a school week, eight hours during a non-school day or 40 hours during a non-school week. For more information on youth employment and restrictions please visit: Labor & Employment Law 

Looking for employment?  Check out the Cavalier Job Board in the Cafeteria this week.  Look for updates coming to the board in the next few weeks.  

National Apprenticeship Week

Happy National Apprenticeship Week! Interested in learning more about these life changing programs and opportunities? Contact us today at gccworkforce@germanna.edu and we’ll schedule an appointment to share information about the available apprenticeship programs and explore career pathways.

FastForward Tuition Assistance is available for eligible students in approved programs – https://www.germanna.edu/workforce/apprenticeship-programs/

Radiologic Technologic Week

National Radiologic Technologic Week  is celebrated annually to recognize the vital work of radiologic technologists across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8th to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895.
The week-long celebration calls attention to the important role medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals play in patient care and health care safety

Here is a link to find out more about this occupation: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm

Job Seeker Checklist

What field(s) are you interested in?

  • Are you seeking a full-time or part-time   
  • schedule?
  • Remote or in-person obligation?
  • Are you open to contract work?

What compensation base are you looking for?

  • Factor in your desired base salary including additional costs, such as childcare, clothing, fuel, etc. If working from home, calculate the cost of a home computer, internet service cell phone.
  • Research salaries within your desired fields to know what others with similar experience and duties are requiring.

Craft or update your resume.

  • BEFORE: List out all volunteer activities, work experiences, awards, education certificates and degrees.
  • DURING: Decide which of the above are relevant to what you are applying for.
  • AFTER: Enlist a trusted person or organization to review the document for accuracy, grammar and effectiveness.

Start your job search.

Draft a cover letter adapted to the specific job description of what you are applying for.

  • Use keywords from the job description,
  • Explain gaps in your resume, and connect the dots from your qualifications to the desired position.

Create a professional email address for all communication.

Take stock of your social media accounts.

  • Are they professional?
  • Consider the privacy of your accounts because some hiring managers do research online.
  • If you haven’t already, create a LinkedIn account and ensure it matches the information on your resume.

Keep track of the jobs you apply for, where you found them, any notes that are relevant to your search and communication with the company.