October News
October News

October 26, 2020

Career Navigator News is a weekly newsletter from your Career Navigator, Jami Schwickerath.


The month has gone by quickly. I have been busy working on the State Farm Grant and the Youth Skills Training grant opportunity. Hopefully, they both will come through with success and monies. I am continually looking for grant opportunities the districts might qualify for. If you see something of relevance, please let me know. 

Youth Skills Training 

I have reached out to your districts asking about this grant opportunity for a CNA pathway for youth 16-17 years old. We are looking at an online curriculum with the clinical skill piece in the students' local communities. We are looking to nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and hospitals to host those clinicals. If you have connections to some of those businesses already, please let me know so I can follow up and continue to develop that conversation and relationship. 
School Responsibiliites: 
  • Educate students about career pathway
  • Provide industry specific training & education
  • Teacher assigned to act as liasion between school & business 
  • Submit all required paperwork 
Our Letter of Intent will be submitted November 4th. 
I hope that while you were in FutureForward™ for manufacturing month, you also saw videos from other professionals. We have recorded informational interviews from various industries and have a number of great conversations. There are architects, lawyers, welders, and chefs to name a few. Log in today to see how else you can use the platform. 

Magna Awards 

Has your district taken the lead on breaking down barriers that prohibit equity and access? Have you seen a growth in students who may have been underserved due to race, ethnicity, gender, or intelligence? Do you have a successful story and practice to share? The National School Board Association is awarding grants for those districts who have focused on equity and had success. The grant nomination is due October 30th.


Your Career Navigator: 
             Jami Schwickerath
                       Cell: 507-273-8365
               Email: jschwickerath@ssc.coop
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STEM Educator Forum

November 4th 4:30-7:30
Don't miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and hands-on virtual learning around virtual science labs, equity and inclusion, gamifying your learning through Google for littles, standards updates and conversations around computer science incorporation in all classrooms, the changing science standards, career connected learning, and much more. 
For more information, click here. 

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health:
Be Present;
Be Patient; 
Be Persistent
November 11, 2020
Participants will walk away with a better understanding of protective and proactive factors that impact mental health and suicide prevention. With a focus on "doing something", we will discuss signs of mental illness, protocols, and available resources when someone might be in need of help.

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