A job shadow is designed to give students an opportunity to spend a day with a professional in order to experience what it is like working in a potential career, to better decide if it is a path they would like to pursue.
Based upon your interest, CareerTek will coordinate a job shadow opportunity for you with one of our local business partners.
Students will become equipped with tangible skills that they can apply in academic and career settings.
The LRNG platform provides online, interactive playlists of teaching videos that engage the student while building new skills and habits. Students can pursue their interests while earning credit through receiving digital badges that can be used to help build their resume.
Department of Workforce Development’s Youth Apprenticeship (YA) is a highly successful talent acquisition strategy in which employers hire high school juniors or seniors for a one or two-year apprenticeship. CareerTek can help you navigate the process!
Available Youth Apprenticeship Programs:
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)
- Architecture and Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality, Lodging and Tourism
- Information Technology (IT)
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
- Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
A good resume is a tool to open the door to your future. While a solid resume may look simple, it requires careful thought and organization. If you are creating a resume for the first time, overhauling or just making minor tweaks, attend the resume workshop or request a one-on-one session for that personalized guidance.
Resume writing covers the following:
- Formatting–Get assistance choosing the right format for you.
- Content–Discover the type of content an employer needs to see.
- Key Vocabulary–Select and use keywords that convey your experience and skill set.
- Tips–How to use your resume and get the most out of your living document.
- Editing/Proofreading–Get editing advice and support to proudly present a polished product to your potential employer.
Making sound and informed financial decisions is more important than ever. Grow your understanding of basic money management strategies to get you off on the right foot once you begin earning a paycheck. Avoid the pitfalls and temptations by increasing your overall knowledge of your financial skills.
This hands on finance class provides learning opportunities led by finance professionals from around the community. Learn about the power of interest, how to use and monitor accounts, establishing credit, credit card management, taxes, your pay stub along with saving and investing in your future.
Get off on the right foot and establish a positive relationship with money starting with your first paycheck–it will make all the difference in your life.
Students get exposure to the world of business through a stimulating and interactive program.
Guest speakers explain the drive, hard work, the directions their lives have taken, their successes and of course, failures. BizTank consists of three unique 8-week Seasons throughout the year, meeting once a week on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM CST (dinner is provided from 6:00-6:30 PM) and is offered to Junior or Senior students from any local area high school and beyond.
Craftsmen & Women of Character
Craftsmen/women with Character is a six week summer school course that allows students from multiple school districts, working in partnership with CareerTek, to participate in an exploratory course focused on three skilled trades (i.e. Electrical, HVAC/Plumbing, Machining).
Students receive a .5 elective credit from the school district in which they reside for their experiential learning and leadership training. Students complete 4 days a week in a business setting shadowing an assigned mentor and 1 day a week at CareerTek focusing on soft skills/leadership skills.
During this six week program, participating students see three different business settings and experience a variety of work settings while getting a deeper understanding of skills the workforce demands.