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Exploring Careers while Sheltering-in-Place
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Today’s seniors are at a crossroads right now. They are at that pivotal moment of trying to finish their very unconventional senior year and deciding on their next plans. What’s next? What career is the best choice? Their traditional senior year has now become very non-traditional. Seniors didn’t expect their final year of high school to look like this. They are not only faced with missing out on senior milestones like senior prom and graduation ceremonies, but they are also expected to decide on a career all while sheltering-in-place. How can we help students during this time? Some students already know what career path they want to take, but what about those students who haven’t yet decided? The O*Net OnLine profiler is a great, easy-to-use tool for career exploration and job analysis. It includes detailed descriptions of the world of work. Encourage your senior to discover career options here https://www.onetonline.org.

To help students explore educational and career options available to them, MPB produced a series of short videos that provide information about career options for new graduates in key industry jobs that are needed right here in Mississippi. To learn about ten different career options that offer sustainable wages, visit MPB’s Getting to Work website https://gettingtowork.mpbonline.org.

What about career options for younger children? We have that covered too. A new digital series for exploring STEAM careers for elementary students is now available. Parents, while you are at home with your younger children, share this series with them that can introduce careers they may be curious about. Kids will get a sneak peek into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) careers. The program is geared towards students 7-11 years old. This new YouTube series produced by partner PBS Station, WXXI, is called I Can Be What?! To watch, go to http://icanbewhat.org.