Career Exploration Bootcamp
Teacher: Angela Ferrell
Semester or Full Year: Summer Intensive
Age Group/Grades: 8th-12th
Meets: Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m. CT
Dreaming about your first job? Wondering whether college is right for you? Stressed out because you feel the future looming but have no plan?
This 6-week summer intensive course is designed to jump-start your dive into the workforce and inspire you to plan for an exciting future. Your journey on the path to career and life fulfillment begins with a thorough self-analysis. Using tried and true career planning tools, you will map out a vocational and/or occupational route which matches your key skills, preferences, and values to a potential career. Next, you will unearth key concepts about the shifting landscape of today’s job market and how to access the many possibilities awaiting you.
The facilitator will lead class discussions, assign relevant reading, and direct participants to useful resources to help in the research and exploration process. Be prepared for a journey of self-discovery and unearth some challenging ideas about your future possibilities!
This course will be worth ¼ credit, and grades will be heavily weighted toward classroom participation. It is also a great primer for the more in-depth Orienteering class being offered in the Fall.
Preferred Text: What Color is Your Parachute for Teens, 4th edition, by Carol Christen.
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