Here's What I've Been Up to
Superintendent Leadership Meeting
It was a pleasure for me (and the other career navigators) to present to the superintendent Leadership group last Friday. SSC's Sarah Ness gave an overview of FutureForward™ and each career navigator had a moment to review how each of our schools is using the tool. After, I received an invitation to present at one of my school's December Board meeting. I'm excited to be able to show this aspect of my role as well as FutureForward™.
If you have any interest in me presenting a short demo to your school board, please let me know.
In other news, our career navigator collaborative turned in our letter of intention for the Youth Skills Training Grant last week. We will now begin the hard work of actually writing the grant for a CNA pathway!
Last week I met to discuss partnerships with business professionals including: a plant manager, a bank president, a real estate agent, a special education teacher, and a newspaper editor. Each of them were so generous with their time and dedication to students in SE Minnesota. Your students will soon be able to learn about these careers, using the FutureForward™ platform! Thanks also to those who have shared some of your professional contacts! These warm handoffs are so appreciated.
CTE Works! Summit
Last week I was able to view a few of the CTE Works seminars, designed to educate, inform, and inspire the value of CTE. I would highly recommend for 2021.
As always, thank you for the supporting the efforts to increase career awareness and exploration activities for students!