Career Planning Information
CAREER EXPLORING PROGRAM:
Below is a list of career related experiences offered in the evenings and weekends for KC area students, through the Career Exploring Program. The cost to signup is minimal, and explorer posts last from 6 months to 12 months. Space is limited. For more information about any of the opportunities listed below, please see your counselor at Park Hill South HS. Information and registration can also be obtained by contacting: Chelsea Wales at 816-569-4950.
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Chelsea Wales at 816-569-4950
CAREER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:
APPRENTICESHIPS IN KANSAS CITY AREA
Did you know that a carpenter apprentice in the Kansas City area starts their program with a total salary package, including benefits, of $17-21/hour and that a master carpenter can earn over $45/hour? Apprentices in the trade professions are a viable career option for many students, including those seeking professional careers in the trade industry. For information: Kansas City and Western Missouri: Apprenticeship Programs - Western Missouri
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ENERGY RELATED CAREERS?
The Association of Energy Services Professionals Foundation recently launched myenergygateway.org to guide students toward an education and meaningful career path in energy. Developed through a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, the site provides a comprehensive list of colleges and technical institutions that offer degrees and certifications in alternative energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, green building design and more. Scholarships, internships, job options and an extensive industry resource list are also included. Check out www.myenergygateway.org.
BEAUTY SCHOOLS DIRECTORY
http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com Search by location or by desired program. Contact one school or multiple schools. Beauty Schools Directory makes it easy to weigh your options, compare schools, and choose the right program for you. Plus, we offer hundreds of articles and interviews with professionals in the biz, so you can get a glimpse of what it’s like working in the industry, and stay up-to-date on the latest news and changes in cosmetology licensing.
BECOME A HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE
Healthcare is one of today’s most dynamic and growing fields, with a wide range of opportunities and challenges. This Internet resource guide will assist you in exploring a career in the healthcare management field and provide you with information so that you can make a more informed career decision. While medical personnel are the frontline of any healthcare organization, there are other healthcare professionals in whom patients invest their trust and hope—even though they’re not always aware of who these people are or the roles they play. These professionals are healthcare executives (also called healthcare administrators and healthcare managers). They are the men and women who manage today’s hospital and healthcare organizations. LEARN MORE BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE
BUILDERS' TRAINING CENTER - in NKC!!
The Kansas City Training Center is located just north of downtown Kansas City in a building provided by the Builders’ Association. The carpenter’s trade is a blanket term used for the numerous skills performed by the trades people in our union. Throughout its history the Carpenters’ Union has developed many specialty trades, and the Training Fund/JATC offers apprenticeships in each and offers every member the opportunity for continued training. The apprenticeship program for the carpenter, millwright, floor layer, lather, pile driver, and cabinetmaker accept applications every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
FLOWER CLASSROOM - Take classes to become a floral designer!
Explore floral design in a fun and creative space. Working with FLOWERS is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. Come into the classroom and you will learn more than you can imagine....feel confident to take the skills you've learned to the next level. Looking for a career change.... The Explore Floral Design Class in 10 days will certify you for a design position, or enjoy your newly found talent in you own home. This training is required for job placement in either a traditional florist or supermarket retailer. For more information: http://flowerclassroom.blogspot.com/ For more information, please call 913-708-2988 firstname.lastname@example.org
CAREER IN INSURANCE
MyPath provides a website for student who might be interested in an insurance related career. Here is the link to an informative article. Here is the website for more information and resources about careers in the insurance industry.
COURT REPORTER TRAINING
Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, in business meetings, or in classrooms. The median annual wage for court reporters was $51,320 in May 2016. Many community colleges and technical institutes offer post-secondary certificate programs for court reporters. Court reporters typically receive a few weeks of on-the-job training. Many states require court reporters who work in legal settings to have a state license or a certification from a professional association. Learn more about COURT REPORTING here. Check out the Court Reporting Institute of Kansas City in Overland Park! Details here
KANSAS CITY ZOO VOLUNTEENS
Are you a teenager that is interested in animals, conservation, and nature? Learn more about what goes on at a Zoo while meeting other local teens and having a positive impact on your community. Interested? Find more information at: www.kansascityzoo.org/volunteen or contact them at teen email@example.com
MISSOURI HEALTH CAREERS
Careers in health care are stable, rewarding jobs. Some are in direct patient care, others in a lab, and still others are in management or administration. What is important to remember is that jobs in health care continue to be in demand - even in a slower growth economy. The Missouri Hospital Association offers a career website that has the latest information about health care careers and educational programs. Visit MISSOURIHEALTHCAREERS.COM
NKC PLASTERER & CEMENT MASON APPRENTICESHIPS
PLASTERER APPRENTICESHIPS & CEMENT MASONS APPRENTICESHIPS
Must be 18 and have a diploma. Applications accepted on the first and third Mondays of each month from 8 am – noon at the Builders’ Training Center at 105 W. 12th Ave. in North KC, MO. Questions, call Brian Randle at 816-595-4132 or 816-595-4147.
STATE & NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIPS
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship program allows individuals to work and earn a paycheck – while learning skills and earning the certifications that employers want. Registered Apprenticeship provides more than 500,000 apprentices across the U.S. with industry-specific education, on-the-job training, nationally recognized certifications, and guaranteed wage increases.
How much does it cost? It depends on the employer. Some programs require apprentices to pay for their equipment, while other employers cover these costs. What are the minimum requirements? Be at least 16 years old, Have a high school diploma or GED, Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status, Pass an entrance exam, Be able to physically perform the occupational tasks, Some employers have additional requirements, such as fair aptitude tests and interviews, passing school grades, and previous work experience.
To find out more about Registered Apprenticeship programs in your area, call your state office or visit www.doleta.gov/oa. CLICK HERE FOR A BROCHURE
UMKC DENTAL SCHOOL SHADOWING
The UMKC Dental School has opportunities available for students to perform shadowing and visit opportunities. To schedule a visit, call Director of Dental Admissions 816-235-2094. Visit their website
NORTHWEST MISSOURI AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER (AHEC):
NWMO AHEC CAREER ENHANCEMENT SCHOLARS - ACES
ACES is a comprehensive career planning and assistance program for high school sophomores through college students who wish to be the best prepared candidates for competitive healthcare degree programs and hope to join the Missouri healthcare workforce. Over the course of the program, students are expected to engage in workshops, skill building, shadowing, service, academic learning and career planning with the support of AHEC staff. The minimum expectation is 40 hours per year; most ACES exceed the minimum standards. View more information on ACES Program Content and Workshops. To be eligible for the NWMO ACES program, complete a Jumpstart your Healthcare Career event with a local AHEC Recruitment Coordinator. Jumpstart events are held throughout the year. To request an application or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-271-6769. Thanks to local support, the northwest Missouri fees are $60 for a Jumpstart and $250 for each full year of ACES high school activity. College students pay $100 per year, plus workshop/supplies fees. Scholarships and sponsorships are available. The fees cover workshop supplies, specimens, meals, access to learning modules, personal career planning, and more. Additional fees for travel to a professional school or event, such as a medical school or an overnight student conference, may be requested. ACES IN ACTION PHOTO GALLERY
NWMO AHEC PIPELINE
High school students, college students and adults may register to join the Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline. Students receive newsletters and event invitations to explore healthcare careers and education. Register for the Pipeline by submitting the participant form. To find out about our programs, check with your school counselor or contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator. PIPELINE IN ACTION PHOTO GALLERY
NWMO AHEC PIPELINE WORKSHOPS
High school students, college students and adults may join the Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline to attend career exploration workshops. To find out about our programs, check with your school counselor or contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator.
NWMO AHEC SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES
NWMO AHEC staff provides assistance for students who want to shadow in a healthcare setting. Contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator to learn more about shadowing opportunities in the region. Complete the online training and download the AHEC shadowing packet at Job Shadowing.
For more information about NWMO AHEC
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OTHER CAREER INFORMATION:
Information on Missouri job opportunities, career centers, job placement centers, and trainings/workshops. For more information: https://jobs.mo.gov/
Explore a wide variety of jobs and career information. Research important statistics and data provided by the federal government. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens. Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs. Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world. For more information: https://portal.missouriconnections.org/