January 18, 2021

Career Navigator News is a biweekly newsletter from your Career Navigator, Heather Schutte.
SDSU Virtual Visit!
January is Healthcare Month
Southeast Minnesota's need for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics is expected to grow by 8.9% over the next ten years.  Students interested in a career in health care can explore our region's most in-demand jobs during the month of January on FutureForward™.  
Log-in to FutureForward™ today to register your students.  Events are underway and run through the end of the month.  Be sure to check out these resources!
  • Healthcare Month Toolkit (click image below)
  • Live virtual Q & A sessions with healthcare professionals
  • Pre-recorded site tours and interviews
  • Classroom activities aligned with state and industry standards

In the next two weeks... 

  • SDSU Virtual Visits (January 19, 20, & 21) 
  • Riverland Partnership Team meeting (January 22)
  • Add professionals and companies to FutureForward
  • SMEC Career Wheels
Grand Meadow EDA Forgivable Loan Program
Businesses in Grand Meadow, MN, will now be able to apply for financial assistance to repair, preserve, and update commercial properties within the city limits. A newly created Structure and Façade, Improvement Forgivable Loan Program sets aside a total amount of $45,000 that allows for external maintenance and repairs to existing commercial structures.
"Grand Meadow has some truly unique and historic commercial properties that have incredible potential for our community and businesses," said Chris Hahn, the CEDA team member serving the City of Grand Meadow. "This is a matching funds program, where the EDA will match dollar for dollar up to the maximum loan amount upon project completion, and that match is forgivable over five years as providing the building does not change ownership."

Chris Hahn
(612) 327-9729
National Youth Science Camp
Do you have or know high school seniors (class of 2021) who would benefit from a prestigious science experience this summer?  

The National Youth Science Camp is a FREE 3+ week experience for 2 delegates from each state. This camp usually occurs in the mountains of West Virginia, but this year it will be held virtually from June 28 – July 21.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • Daily lectures and seminars with leading scientists
  • Directed studies alongside visiting and resident STEM professionals
  • Engaging activities in the natural, physical, computer sciences, and creative art
  • Opportunities for delegates to engage with STEM professionals, staff, and each other in fun and meaningful way
  • Special events and surprise guests throughout NYSCamp
    4.5 hour commitment per day, mostly in the late afternoon/evening hours.
  • Delegates attend free of charge

Eligible 2021 seniors must apply by February 28, 2021 and the Minnesota Department of Education will select the two Minnesota delegates who will attend this year.

Learn more and apply today: 

Contact Your Career Navigator: 

Heather Schutte
Mobile: 507-251-6177
Email: hschutte@ssc.coop 
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January 2021
Healthcare Month

January 19-21, 2021

March 2021
Post-Secondary Month

May 2021
Hospitality Month

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