February 17, 2021

Career Navigator News is a biweekly newsletter from your Career Navigator, Katie Hendrickson.

Top 30 Jobs in Demand Now in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has just updated its list of the top 30 jobs in demand now in Minnesota. The list includes relevant details, including:
  • A description with a link to educational requirements and occupation details including a short video
  • Wage range information
  • A link to current postings for the job in Minnesota
Check out the website here. You can use this, and FutureForward™ to have your students get an in-depth planning for their next steps.
Do you need to help students get even more prepared for what comes next? I can help!

Psst, It's Scholarship Time: Tell Your Students

For the seniors who are about to graduate, many of the are looking for ways to finance their next steps, whether it be technical school or traditional college.

Take a look at these resources. There are a number of scholarships that might apply to your students.
CNA Pathway Update: ONE WEEK FROM TODAY (Please get names to me!)
The announcement of grant recipients for Youth Skills Training Grant is February 24th (one week from today!) We eagerly wait and are optimistic for the announcement. If awarded this grant funding, a CNA program will begin Fall 2021.
Names of interested, capable students, ages 16 and up, will be compiled by the end of February. We ask for your help to identify students at your school who are interested in CNA program, work, and career field. 
Next Up: Postsecondary Month
Coming up in March, Southeast Service Cooperative/Career Navigators are hosting a virtual event to promote and explore all things postsecondary with Postsecondary Month and YOUR STUDENTS ARE INVITED!

Postsecondary Month is appropriate for students in middle and high school. The objective is for students to explore the postsecondary options available in our region. Colleges, Military, and Apprenticeships will be highlighted from the 11 county-area, with special attention given to the most widely attended institutions by our students in Southeast Minnesota.

Pre-recorded sessions and activities are designed with the virtual classroom in mind. How you specifically use them for your students is flexible. Educators can use the pre-recorded sessions and activities each day, once a week, as a unit project, in groups, as a whole class or independently. Links to the sessions and activities are included in our Postsecondary Month “Toolkit” on FutureForward™, which will be sent out to all participating educators the last week of February.  

Talk to me, your career navigator, to register for this event! The event goes live on Monday, March 1st.  Events and activities run throughout the month of March.  Please pass along this information to educators that would be interested in participating.  Many of our region’s top five colleges and universities are participating and are looking forward to connecting with your students.
Contact me for a brief training on how to access opportunities
like these on FutureForward™.

Let's Be Friends on Facebook

Hey there! Please take a moment to friend my Career Navigator page on Facebook. My posts include ways to connect your students with career-connected learning, scholarship opportunities, and industry information.
Send me requests to follow your school and community organizations and events. Career-connected learning takes a village!
Contact Your Career Navigator: 
Katie Hendrickson

Reach out anytime with questions, project ideas, or requests to meet.
Cell: 507-421-8777
Email: khendrickson@ssc.coop 
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