Career Connected Learning
What is Career Connected Learning?
Career connected learning is a career awareness program for rising Seattle students to explore careers, meet a variety of industry professionals, and build an initial career and education plan. Business partners and students can become involved through service-learning projects, work experience, and internships.
Career connected learning can be:
- a businessperson visiting a classroom to talk about what they do
- a job shadow where a young person learns more about an occupation or business.
- an internship or a registered apprenticeship where youth are paid while they learn hands-on skills.
Career Connected Learning Coordinators provide students with information on careers, post-secondary education opportunities, administer career assessment tools, plan on-site presentations and workshops, manage communication and organize career fairs.
Career Connected Learning Partnership Continuum
At Seattle Public Schools, we are committed to providing students with the most relevant career experiences and transferable skills that can lead to career opportunities in any these seven career pathways:
- Arts, Design and Graphics
- Culinary and Hospitality
- Business, Marketing and Accounting
- Health and Medical
- Skilled Trades
- STEM and Agriculture
- Education and Human Services
Level 1 Career Connection: guide students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that help them discover their strengths and then develop and practice career-ready skills.
Level 2 Career Exploration: students can gain insight into potential careers. Students learn what skills are necessary for a particular career and what those who are in the profession do as part of their job. With this information, students can imagine themselves in careers that suit them
Level 3 Career Launch: Work based programs with aligned classroom learning that culminate in a post-secondary credential, producing a competitive candidate for meaningful employment. For Partners: Launch206 Business Mentor Questionnaire
Level 4 Career Support: Removing barriers, overcoming obstacles, and working towards supporting students to discover their career passions.
Career Connected Learning Coordinators (CCLCs)
Career Connected Learning Coordinators provide students with information about jobs, internships, worksite learning, career pathways and post-secondary education opportunities. These teachers can administer career assessments such as Naivance, plan on site presentations and workshops, manage schoolwide internship communication, recruit pathway speaker panels and implement career fairs.
Our main goal is to create sustainable student internships by setting learning goals and creating the space for students to achieve post secondary goals. The CCLCs offer a variety of services to help students correlate classroom learning with the world of work in order to make informed life planning decisions.
- Provide opportunities for students to attend approved internship programs leading to enhanced career opportunities with priority placement in high wage high demand careers.
- Enhance employability and industry transferrable skills and increase student awareness of career opportunities and pathways.
- Reduce barriers for students by providing access to Career and Technical Education programs provide academic and technical skills for students. programs through flexibility in scheduling and program locations.
- Support students in developing their High School and Beyond Plans.
CCLCs By School
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