Your support and adoption of the Career ChoICE activities and resources are critical to students gaining the most from their Career ChoICE experience.
Career ChoICE is designed to work in concert with school divisions. other career exploration programs, such as MajorClarity, to support students, counselors, and educators as the work on students' academic and career plans. We want our regional students making informed decisions about the careers they'd like to pursue and therefore the classes and extra-curriculars they take.
This year's format includes three resources to facilitate students' exploration of occupations here in our region within each of the seventeen VDOE career clusters.
The Career ChoICE booklet contains information on Career Assessments, General Career Pathways, Essential Skills, Benefits, Cost of Living, Employment in our Region, and deep dives into each of the seventeen career clusters. Each career cluster summary contains: a cluster overview, a young professional profile, a link to a career cluster related resource, & three occupation snapshots (the two largest in our region and one popular interest). All data presented in the booklet regarding soft skills, demand, wages, etc. are specific for the Career ChoICE footprint.
These videos highlight regional businesses and organizations in the Career ChoICE footprint highlighting each of the seventeen career clusters.
Highlighted organizations share their locations, number & types of employees hired, what they look for in employees, etc.
Interviewees also share what they love about their jobs and advice for young people who might be interested in their field.
Virtual Career Cluster Panels will feature professionals working in each of the seventeen career clusters as well as regional education/training providers.
A moderator will facilitate the discussions, but students are highly encouraged to submit questions during the LIVE panel or, if a student cannot participate in the live discussion, to submit questions through the linked form (coming soon) at least two days before the scheduled panel.
A $50 VISA gift card will be given away to one student attendee of each of the LIVE panel discussions.
Details around when to distribute printed booklets, which grade levels will receive printed booklets, which grade levels will be registering for panel discussions, and how (individual students or whole classes) will be shared with you through your school division's Career ChoICE planning committee member and/or your school's Career ChoICE organizer (generally an assistant principal or counselor).
For ideas on how to integrate Career ChoICE content in your classes please check out the Activities section of the website. Please note, this is by no means an exhaustive list.
We'd love new activity ideas!
If you have a lesson or activity you plan to use with your students using the Career ChoICE content (booklet, videos, or panels). Consider submitting it for a chance to win a $150 VISA gift card!