Browse CareerOneStop’s video collection to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, or work options and education levels.
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
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
STEPS TO CAREER SUCCESS
1) Learn more about yourself via Career Assessments:
- Comprehensive assessment which includes interests, values and skills – My Next Move; Use your RIASEC code to discover careers on O*Net
- Personality –16 Personalities and/or Humanmetrics.com
- Values – Life Values Inventory
- Major Clarity
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:
- America’s Career Infonet
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Virginia Market Demand
- ETC Two Year College Starting Salary Program
- How To Become Any Career
- Learn How To Become: Find Your Dream Career
- O*Net Online
- Virginia Education Wizard
- What Can I Do With This Major?Career Videos
- CareerOneStop (Explore videos organized into 16 career clusters or related types of work.)
- Dr. Kit (Employees in different professions answer questions in an informational interview format.)
- My Next Move (View videos by future job opportunities, the green economy, and apprenticeship programs.)
3) Create your introduction/professional documents (resume, cover/thank you letters, LinkedIn, etc.) to help you land interviews/jobs.
- Resume Writing Advice and Cover Letter Advice
- CHS Sample Resumes and Cover Letters will soon be posted. Please check back!
- Introduction/30-second Commercial and Interview Preparation
- Networking Advice and LinkedIn Tips
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.
Fredericksburg – Job Corps Information Session
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
10/23/2018 – 1:00pm
10/30/2018 – 1:00pm
11/06/2018 – 1:00pm
11/13/2018 – 1:00pm
11/20/2018 – 1:00pm
Workforce Development Center
10304 Spotsylvania Ave., Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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?