Future Ready

CTE Career Exploration & Student Success Stories

January 12 2022

Student Opportunities

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Annual Info Session

Regional employers are offering rising high school juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors the opportunity to "learn and earn." Youth apprentices receive paid on-the-job training along with related classroom instruction at Trident Technical College.

Opportunities + more in:

  • CNA/Pre-Nursing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Hotel Operations
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Automotive
  • Security/Pre-Law Enforcement

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022

TTC’s Thornley Campus

Building 920

7000 Rivers Avenue

North Charleston

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Presentations at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Meet the employers

Have your questions answered

All are welcome

7-11 March 2022

14 virtual sessions, including:

  • 10 Areas of Interest
  • Student Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing, Counseling, and more)
  • Dual Credit and Youth Apprenticeship Programs
  • A virtual tour of the SC Aeronautical Training Center
  • Student Talk (potential college students get to ask current college students questions about TTC and their experience).

Career Days Site

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Simulation

March 7-June 3 2022

South Carolina focused virtual career fair simulation for middle and high school students.

Students who participate in a JA Inspire event will:

  • Gain insight into career clusters that interest them.
  • Make connections with adults who have jobs in careers that interest them.
  • See the connection between high school programming choices and careers.
  • Collect information about the education required to be successful in a job.
  • Practice soft skills.

JA Inspire Virtual


Student Success

Early College High School

Early College High School hosted 8 guest speakers the first week back from school. They gained more of an understanding of what it takes to be a college student. They gained insight into law, entrepreneurship, nursing/midwifery, supply chain/logistics, video game development, and military career fields. It was an amazing week!

"The speakers provided us with additional knowledge to research."

"Listening and asking questions helped me gain a better understanding of the software development field. It has also reinforced my love for computer science."

"The college students helped me understand and navigate work-life balance as a student."

"I loved learning about different careers."

"I feel Inspired."

"Interesting, I like the variety."

Special Thank You:

Ms. Amani Lazarus- CofC student, protective law student & works as a paralegal

Mr. Ke'Von- Morehouse student/Founder, Charleston Equity Initiative

Mr. Travon Santerre- Video Game Develper

Mr. Joe Campbell- Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager, Preferred Home Services

Ms. Janell Green- Midwife, Charleston Birth Place

SSgt Corjamin Richardson- Recruiter, United States Army

Mr. William Lumpton- Citadel student

Ms. Sarah Ferguson- Supervisory Librarian, Charleston County Public Library

Laing Middle School

Dr. Laura Shuler from Shuler Veterinary held a career chat with students. She discussed the career path she took in becoming a vet. She also shared other career options students can explore for example: vet tech, groomer, lab technicians, small animals surgeon, management, research, military service. She encouraged students interested in becoming a veterinarian to make good grades due to the limited amount of vet schools.

East Cooper Center for Advanced Studies Business & Community Partner Event

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Virtual Career Exploration Activity

This toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for a virtual career exploration activity, ideal for e-Learning days, or any time a turn-key activity is needed.

Career Clusters

Each career cluster page has career showcase videos, links to curated resources, and specific local career exploration opportunities.