Career Field Exploration Days

CFED: 6 Career Fields - Dedicated to Exploration!

Welcome CTE Educators, Guidance Counselors, & 9th-12th Grade Students

This is a professional development day for CTE educators/counselors and a learning experience for secondary students. Teachers, register yourself below and communicate how many students you will be bringing.

If you are a part of the ESU 9 Perkins Consortium, grant funds will support substitute reimbursement for the day.

Day 3: November 14th - Human Sciences & Education + Health Sciences

Register HERE or visit

Location: ESU 9, 5807 Osborne Drive West, Hastings, NE

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $12 per student

Lunch is provided.

Schedule LINK


Please note this schedule is subject to change.

8:30 - 9:30 Welcome & Introductions: This involves a hand shake contest as students are to mingle and formally introduce themselves to adults. A rubric/score sheet will be used. A formal presentation will be offered by Kristen Slechta of ESU 9 to set the stage for the day.

9:30 - 11:00 Business/Industry Panel: Both ESU 9 area educators/counselors and students will ask the panel questions regarding their career field. No formal preparation is needed. Questions will range from job duties, aspects of the career, work ethics, educational requirements, etc.

11:00 - 11:45 Student Panel: Here's an opportunity for students to answer questions from teachers and community members. Community members, think about what you want to know about this generation, their aspirations, and career interests. Pose problems or scenarios with which you would like students to provide feedback or possible solutions.

LUNCH 11:45 - 12:45

12:45 - 2:45 Student Stations, 25 minutes each with 5 minutes passing time

  • Station 1: Career Interests
  • Station 2: Adulting 101: Career Readiness Skills
  • Station 3: Marketing & Media
  • Station 4: Critical Thinking
2:45 - 3:00 Nebraska Department of Education & ESU 9 Closing

If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Slechta.