Recently, staff from Grant Career Center visited with all of the Sophomores in the district to help with the career exploration process. Students participated in an interactive presentation as they recalled past career exploration activities, discussed their current academic strengths and weaknesses, and looked at their future plans. Students heard about career pathways available at Grant, and the students selected four career training programs to visit during the week of February 25, 2013.
Students will spend a “Power Hour” in each of their four choices during their visit and participate in hands-on activities and projects that will help them learn about careers available in the field, college programs and degrees to prepare them for their ultimate career goal.
Career and technical education provides high school students with experience in practical, meaningful applications of basic skills such as reading, writing and mathematics and offers individuals lifelong opportunities to learn new skills. The ever-increasing cooperative efforts of career and technical educators with business and industry stimulate the growth and vitality of our local and national economies by preparing workers for the occupations forecasted to experience the largest and fastest growth in the next decade.
Students and parents are invited to the Sophomore and Parent Open House on Thursday, March 7, 2013, to ask questions, meet graduates and employers, and gather information to make a wise career pathway decision. A complimentary dinner for the sophomores and their parents will be served from 5-6 PM with open house activities continuing until 7:30 PM.
Visit all the program areas and see what is new at your Career Center. For more information, visit our website at www.grantcareer.com or call the Career Center at 734-6222.