We are looking forward to another school year in helping facilitate a career connection with our students.
Career Connections works in our district to ensure our students understand, that what they are learning in the classroom, is relevant to future Career Paths. This service, provided by Tri-County Educational Service Center, includes a monthly career path newsletter. These newsletters focus on a different career path each month and include success stories from local educators, career exploration activities, spotlights on local businesses, job outlook information, higher education options and more. Be sure to sign up to receive these newsletters by going here: http://eepurl.com/cd6GP9
Are you interested in having meaningful conversations about work ethic and career development with your student? Sign up for Career Connections text messages to receive tips and weekly conversation starters! You can sign up one of two ways:
• Go to rmd.at/esccctips
• Text the message @esccctips to the phone number 81010
Parents and family members have a great influence on the career path that a student will choose. Strengthen your influence by building a career connection at home by doing the following:
-Begin to talk with your child about strengths and interests. Consider asking “what are the things at school you enjoy most?” and “what things do you feel you do really well?” Share your own experiences and strengths.
-Share websites or books with your child that focus on career interests or personal strengths. Talk about things you enjoy doing and things you’re good at—either at work or in your personal life.
-Revisit OhioMeansJobs K-12 and review the education and training requirements for careers of interest. This information will be helpful when choosing training programs and college majors.
-Sign up for Career Connections Parent Alerts. These alerts will be sent via text message to those parents who choose to sign up. The topics of these texts will be: Career Path Facts, Local Career Exploration Events, Local Economic Development Events, Drug Prevention Conversation Starters, and Work Ethic Conversation Starters.
-Sign up for the Career Connection Newsletter.