Career Exploration Opportunities
There are many opportunities for business partners to help students explore the world of work. Through the chamber’s Speakers Bureau, students hear first-hand from people who work in different career fields about their areas of expertise. Volunteers teach business and real life economics to students using lesson plans provided by Junior Achievement. The lesson plans are fun, hands-on and easy to use. Business leaders participate in area career fairs serving as role models for their professions. Job shadowing is an opportunity for high school juniors to spend a day exploring a career in which they have an interest, observing performance activities, and learning about the skills and training required. Paid and unpaid internships provide students with hands-on experience. The intern learns about a particular industry or occupation, the skills required and the level of academic and technical preparation needed.