Career Pathways Newsletter
Career Pathway Highlights
On January 22, the White Bear Lake Area School District was invited to participate in a round table discussion with Governor Tim Walz on the impact of Youth Skills Training (YST) Grants on district Career Pathways programming. White Bear Lake was represented by Sara Paul, Assistant Superintendent, Michael McGarthwaite, Career Navigator, and Mitchell Loberg, a student in the Healthcare Career Pathway. The event was hosted by Teamvantage, a manufacturing company that partners with WBL Career Pathways' Gen Z Connections program. YST Grants have provided significant funding for WBL Career Pathways and Governor Walz was excited to hear about the success and ongoing development of these pathways programs.
On January 16, a group of WBLAHS - North Campus Construction Career Pathway students attended the 2020 Construct Tomorrow Event sponsored by many Union Training Centers and hosted by Construction Careers Foundation. To learn more about the amazing work Construction Career Pathways is working on, click HERE. Students met with a variety of Union Training Centers to learn about the Skilled Trades and how to pursue these great careers after graduation. Thank you to Dan Rossiter for being such a great teacher and mentor for our students!
2020 Mock Interview Project was a Success!
The inaugural Mock Interview Project at WBLAHS - North Campus was a success. Thank you to the 10th Grade Language Arts Department and the 55+ Industry Partners who conducted mock interviews for an estimated 250 students! WBL Career Pathways and the 10th Grade Team plan to hold this as an annual event every year. Be sure to look in the newsletter for future invites for next school year.
- MN Trades Academy highlights WBLAHS Graduate, Lucas Moren. Read the story at https://constructioncareers.org/success-stories/talented-skateboarder-finds-new-passion-in-construction/
- Congratulations to Healthcare Career Pathway Teacher, Katie Marsh for getting certified in Basic Life Support. Marsh's certification gives Healthcare Career Pathway students an additional opportunity to get BLS Certified as they pursue a Healthcare Career.
- Thank you to the 32+ Guest Speakers who visited the WBLAHS - South Campus Pathway Classes during the Fall Semester. On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, we appreciate your expertise and donated time.
- Thank you to Hallberg Engineering for donating hard hats to the Construction Career Pathway courses!
Opportunities & Asks
ATTENTION STUDENTS! Nominate an employer for the Youth Employer of Choice Award. This award will be given to Ramsey County employers who have dedicated their time, resources and care to support their community’s youth and young adults. These employers are nominated by Ramsey County youth and young adults who have directly benefited from the support provided by the employers. Ramsey County Youth Works! recognizes the important efforts of all who are nominated. Want to nominate an employer? Submit a Youth Employer of Choice Award.
Are you an employer who is looking for some entry level IT employees? We have students who have a variety of skills and who are looking for part-time work to get started in the IT field. If this is you, please email email@example.com.
Calling all employers! We have many students interested in a job shadow experience. If you are interested in hosting a student in your career field, please email Jenny Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever thought of having an intern? WBL Career Pathways can help you! We are currently gearing up for the 2020 Summer Season. If you would like WBL Career Pathways to help you create an internship that works for you, email Jenny Moore at email@example.com.