We CARE About Your Future

  • As the world becomes increasingly dynamic and interconnected, the importance of making informed decisions about education, training, and employment has never been more evident. We, YCS and the entire community, CARE about your future. Exploring College, Career, Apprenticeship, Resources and Education Options are a crucial stepping stone toward shaping your professional journeys. The October 18 event from 5:30-7:30pm at Yelm High School is an opportunity to ask key questions and help students and adults of all ages seeking personal paths in education, training, and employment.  

Navigating Education Options and Resources

  • We encourage you to explore various career options, interact with industry professionals and access resources that empower you to make informed decisions about your future. This event goes beyond being a mere career fair; it's an opportunity for individuals to understand the diverse pathways that await them after graduation and beyond. By engaging with representatives from different fields, you can gain insight into the skills, qualifications, and experiences required for success in various career pathways.

    We Care About Your Future

    When seeking future education, training, and employment, consider this set of thoughtful questions to guide your interactions.

    1. What skills are valued? Inquire about the skills that are highly valued in the industry. This insight can help you tailor your educational pursuits to match the demands of your chosen field.

    2. Are there education and training requirements? Ask about the educational qualifications and training needed to excel in the chosen profession. This will help you plan what classes to take and activities to try to gain those valued skills.

    3. What is the typical “Day in the Life”? Enquire about a typical day in the profession. Understanding the daily responsibilities can give you a realistic view of what the job entails.

    4. Are there advancement opportunities? Seek information about potential career growth and advancement opportunities within the industry. Knowing the upward mobility prospects can influence your long-term goals.

    5. Are there industry trends to consider? Inquire about current and projected trends in the industry. Staying informed about the evolving landscape and what continued education and training will help you adapt and be prepared for changes.

    6. Can I access internship and research opportunities? Inquire about opportunities for internships, research projects, and hands-on experiences. These experiences can significantly enhance your qualifications over other candidates.

    7. What support services are available? Seek information about the academic, career and personal support services available to you. These resources can play a crucial role in your personal and professional growth.

    8. How do I access networking opportunities? Ask about networking events and connections with industry professionals. Networking can create pathways to internships, job opportunities, and mentorship.

    9. What funding, financial aid and scholarships should I consider? Understanding the financial aspect of continuing education is crucial for your decision-making process. Seek information about ways to fund your education through financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Many employers provide training, scholarships, grants or reimbursement for education costs. 

    10. How do I apply for entry-level positions? Learn about entry-level positions and their significance as starting points in the field. This insight can guide your initial job search.  Working part-time in the career field you are interested in helps you build skills as you pay for your education.

    This event will be one way to start navigating what seems to be a complex terrain of future education, training, and employment opportunities. Armed with the right questions, you can extract invaluable insights from industry professionals, enabling you to make informed decisions that set you on a path to success. This annual event is not just a fair; it's an investment in your future.  We CARE about your future!

     

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