High School Offers Career Exploration

Counselors are often asked, “Do high school students really have to explore careers?”

The answer is a resounding YES! However, high school students do not need to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. It’s unreasonable to expect an adolescent to reach such conclusions. Instead, high school students can and should acquire knowledge about career options and then analyze how those options relate to the student’s interests, abilities, and aptitudes.

These free Career Exploration Programs are a great way to explore careers before deciding on a college major and if college is even necessary.

There’s no limit on the number of Career Exploration Programs each student can/should attend. The programs are designed for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. Families are asked to provide transportation to/from the events. However, if transportation is the only obstacle to attending, please see Ms. Forrer in the YSHS Guidance Office. 

Some of the programs are one-day events where a student misses a day of school while other programs meet once a month in the afternoon/evening throughout the school year.
Applications and informational flyers can be found on http://ycal.us/mentoring-program. Scroll down that webpage to access informational flyers for each program. Informational flyers are also linked to each career program at the end of this message.
See the attached Career Exploration Program Events 2018-2019 for a handy list of programs offered in the Fall and Spring by career cluster. 
The following career exploration programs begin soon and have application deadlines (usually two weeks before program start date) approaching:

Check them out!

Submitted by Ms. Karen Forrer, YSHS Guidance