Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative and the National Corvette Museum announce the launch of a Career Exploration Tour. The tour provides high school students the opportunity to gain exposure to over 20 career paths.
For the past six months, National Corvette Museum staff have collaborated with the staff of a College and Career Readiness Project to develop a Career Exploration Tour. The tour is more than a one-day event, extending what’s learned into a comprehensive College and Career Readiness Program. Prior to, during, and after the tour, participating Get the Picture students will meet one-on-one with a Career Strategist. During meetings, students will learn about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore potential occupations, develop an effective strategy to meet goals and participate in a mock job application process.
What is Get the Picture?
"At Get the Picture high schools, there is a College and Career Ready wall – a wall of photographs where new portraits are hung weekly and aspiring graduates wait to see if they made the cut and Get their Picture on the wall,” explained Rendy Belcher, I3 Project Director for GRREC. “The wall is for students who meet the standards set for their self-determined career path.”
Get the Picture is an innovative research project of the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative that serves targeted students in nine high schools. It is a College and Career Readiness Project that provides intentional, timely, and continuous support for participating students through a part-time College and Career Readiness Coach, a trained Career Strategist and a school-based Student Support Team. Each participating student meets regularly with a coach and one-on-one each week with his/her Career Strategist – a professionally developed educator.
“Together, they become Pacesetters and set the pace toward college and career readiness by completing “Paces” that have been designed to develop self-determination skills” explained Cindi Whittinghill, College and Career Readiness Coach for Edmonson County.
According to the GRREC, research indicates that self-determination skills help empower teens to make key decisions around specific learning and career goals. The goals are used to create an actionable CCR Student Success Plan, guiding each student toward success and allowing him or her to Get their Picture on the wall.