Career Pathways Newsletter
Attention Employers! Are you hiring? Interested in offering paid internships? Want to add a new scholarship opportunity? At WBL Career Pathways, we create and align our educational opportunities with YOUR workforce needs. Now's the time to get started with WBL Career Pathways today! For more information about the program, click HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the WBLAHS - North Campus MakerSpace
The WBLAHS - North Campus MakerSpace is looking for help to purchase a Laser Engraver. The group called M.A.K.E. @ North (Makers are the Agents of their own Knowledge and Entrepreneurship) is led by Media Specialist, Amy Carney. M.A.K.E. has done wonders for 9th and 10th grade students to learn and be agents of their own learning. To learn how YOU can help their group flourish for years to come, click HERE.
Wilbert Plastic Services Makes a Difference
Thank you to Wilbert Plastic Services in White Bear Lake who has continuously supported WBL Career Pathways. To date, they have hired 15 students who are at least 16 years old to work in the Assembling Department. The benefits and success stories are inspiring. To name a few, Axel Morales (18 years old) just moved up to working as a Machine Operator! Juan Arias is looking forward to working full-time once he graduates! And many students plan to work full-time throughout the summer. Not only is this experience benefiting WBLAHS students, it also completely filled an Assembling Department at the WBL Facility! HR Manager, Sheila Stejskal added, "the students bring an energy to our facility and we enjoy having them." Thank you to Wilbert Plastic Services for working together to shape the future.
Water Warriors Gearing up for Spring 2021
Have you heard of H20 for Life? At WBLAS, a group of Water Warriors works around the clock to inform their peers, families, and community members on how to be good stewards of the earth. On Thursday, January 28, a group of HS and MS students presented to the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Network and shared their plans to organize a Spring 2021 Water Walk. Thanks to a generous grant from MN Department of Education, Water Warriors will be able to organize a variety of safe and socially distanced events throughout the spring and summer of 2021, as well as, work to educate their peers and community about the importance of water sustainability.
What a great time to think about helping others, make a difference, and get outside! If you are a business or community member who would like to get involved for this year's event, email Ben Butters at email@example.com. To stay informed, follow the Water Warriors on Instagram @waterwarriorsunited.
Meet 2019 Graduate, Abbey Shimon! Abbey was an active member of the Healthcare Career Pathway as a WBLAHS student. She is currently in her sophomore year of college and is applying for Nursing School at Rasmussen College of Nursing. Abbey took a variety of Healthcare Career Pathway courses including Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Healthcare Careers, and was one of the first graduates of the Certified Nursing Assistant program. Her CNA Certification was fully funded by MN DLI's Youth Skills Training Grant program. Abbey's dream for the future is to complete Nursing School and eventually become a Nurse Practitioner. Way to go Abbey!
North Campus Language Department Incorporates Career Interests Into Curriculum
For the 2nd year in a row, the WBLAHS - North Campus 10th Grade Language Arts Team offered another career and future-focused project for their students. The LA Team invited Industry Partners to record their career journey for students to reflect on their skills and interests. LA Teacher, John Weisbrod said, "our project and work this quarter has been focused on giving students a chance to practice a different style of writing that allows them to inform and explain their ideas. In our case, we used future/career planning to give students the chance to get to know their own personality, understand others' journeys in our community, and start planning the steps they may need to take to achieve their goals in life. So far, students have been finding great resources in the community's Flipgrid response and are exploring options they had never considered before. It's opening a lot of eyes to the possibilities beyond high school in a less-than-ideal situation and it is making a big difference in their commitment to their work.”
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THANK YOU to
- Kyle Manley & Manley Gardening for continuing to support the development of the WBLAHS - South Campus outdoor Learning Lab which will be completed by the end of the school year!
- Tyler Van Eps from Lube Tech and MNCARS who donated 4 cases of oil and 36 cases of wheel weights, as well as, helped the Automotive Career Pathway to store and recycle old oil.