April 29, 2021

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

Reminder for Superintendents, Principals, Teachers: Please fill out this survey by May 5
We're going to finish this year strong, but it's time to look to next year!
Please click on this survey link to complete the planning document for the next school year. This will be a valuable document that will help me to understand your goals and how I can help you accomplish them.
Thanks, as always, for your support.

P.S. Thanks to those who invited me into your classrooms to collect my "thank you" clips for the May 14th FutureReady Industry and Community Partner event! The event is going to be fantastic!

Resources for Career Pathways

Check out these career exploration and curriculum resources:
This material is offered for free to STEM educators and gives two options: Pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones). Each pathway is four years in length, and schools can decide to implement one or more complete pathways, or select individual courses to use as standalone electives. Schools may now apply to use the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade courses in the  upcoming school year. 
Experience a virtual field trip to explore engineering careers. Register for tours now through May 13, or download the teacher toolkit for other options.
The Construction Careers Pathway (CCP) Alliance is part of a collaborative effort to provide year-round construction career exploration opportunities for Minnesota youth. It is the intent of the CCP Alliance to provide work-based learning exposure starting in middle school and concluding with a career in the Minnesota construction industry.
MNCARS will come to your school or community to deliver a presentation about career opportunities in the automotive service and collision repair industry. If you’re interested, email info@carcareers.org.
Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. They provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.
Explore trades and manufacturing careers, find training programs with scholarships, and land a job. Start the journey!
Please check out all of the information on the 218Trades website to help your students discover the great career possibilities.

PD Opp: Seeking 5 MN Tech or Engineering  Teachers

Project ExCITE II is looking for 5 teachers, preferably Technology and Engineering Teachers, to participate in Project Excite II as part of a "Minnesota" Cohort. Click here for more information and to determine if this is a project of interest to you. Send questions to Mike at this email (mn.engineering.by.design@gmail.com).

Harbor Freight "Tools for Schools" Program

Applications are now open for this program, which awards schools cash prizes totaling over $1 million to 18 outstanding public high school skilled trades teachers and their programs. Imagine bringing such a prize to your school's trade program The deadline to apply is May 21. Finalists are announced July 14, 2021, and the big winners announced October 2021. 

Prizes include 3 grand prize winners ($100,000), 15 prize winners ($50,000).

Who is eligible to apply?

Teachers who teach the subjects of: agriculture mechanics, carpentry, construction, electrical, HVAC, manufacturing, plumbing, transportation mechanics, or welding. (Common thread prize winners share that their students work with their hands, using tools regularly throughout the course of study to build, repair, and maintain.)

Judges are looking for:

Strong evidence of past teaching successes and future innovation, thoughtful and in-depth application, positive data and results, inspirational storytelling, active engagement with learning modules, and passion, creativity, and leadership. (Note: Teachers may not apply as a team.)

 More info can be found at this link. I'm happy to give assistance, where needed!
SAVE THE DATE: May 14 @ 7:30 AM
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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  • May 5 - Complete planning survey
  • May 14, 7:30 a.m. - FutureReady Community and Industry Partner Celebration
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