SHS Career Center Newsletter
Week of February 15th, 2021
Message from the Career Center
One thing has become very clear to me in the last week or two. I have done a very poor job of defining the vocabulary we use in the Career Center. For this, I'm sorry. It is important for us to have a common vocabulary as we work together to help students find their path after high school. The following are words used by the Career Center that you will hear and read often.
ca·reer (noun) /kəˈrir/ - a field for or pursuit of consecutive progressive achievement especially in public, professional, or business life
- A career is what we want for all students. Notice how broad the definition. Almost all jobs fall into one of these categories.
Steps necessary for entering a career:
Col·lege (noun) /ˈkälij/ - an educational institution or establishment, in particular one providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training.
ap·pren·tice·ship (noun) /ə-ˈpren-təs-ˌship/ - an arrangement in which someone learns an art, trade, or job under another
trade school (noun) /trād ˈskül/- a postsecondary school teaching the skilled trades
- There's a lot of overlap in all three of these postsecondary options! They all focus on helping students be better prepared to enter the career field of their dreams.
A type of career:
Trades (noun) /trāds/ - skilled jobs, typically requiring manual skills and special training.
- In Oregon a lot Trades jobs are high wage and high demand. Some require college while others require apprenticeships or specially designed schooling.
We hope a common vocabulary will help as we work to find as many ways as possible to help all our students find happiness, success, and fulfillment beyond high school.
What you can find in this week's newsletter!
- Exploration of Medical Technical careers requiring as little as 2 years of training
- Several new workshop opportunities
- Scholarship information and deadlines
Career Exploration Opportunities
Continuing our salute to CTE month, we are spotlighting Medical Technical careers that take as few as 2 years to complete the training.
Medical field careers you can start at PCC:
PCC Dental Services - February 16th, 3:00pm
Animal Services - February 17th, 3:00pm
Naturopathic Birth Center and Primary Care Nursing - February 18th, 4:00pm
Optometry/Vision Services - February 18th, 3:00pm
Other fields and opportunities to explore:
Entrepreneurship with Portland Gear - February 16th, 4:00pm
Advertising with Wieden and Kennedy - February 16th, 3:00pm
Marketing Agency - February 17th, 4:00pm
Marketing Director - February 17th, 3:00pm
Learn more and register for any of these here
Upcoming Workshops & Events
FEBRUARY 15th - 19th
Are you a high school student thinking about going to Portland Community College? Would you like to learn more about PCC’s excellent academic programs? Do you have questions about how to fulfill your college goals? Then PCC Preview Day is the event for you! Join us on February 17th at 10:30am (finish by noon) to learn:
Valuable information on how to attend PCC
About programs, degrees, and certificates
About financial aid and other scholarship opportunities available through PCC
It all through interacting with PCC faculty and staff
Click here to register
Visit Montana State University on February 18th at 4pm - Link found in Naviance.
Would you like help understanding the benefits and application process for the California University System? The explore California Schools with ARROW. Two sessions available:
Looking for career information outside Hillsboro School to Career? Future You 2 Go is an opportunity for high school students (all grade levels) to explore careers and post-secondary options through an easy, click and learn, virtual 45-minute experience.
PCC Music & Sonic Arts - February 17th, 1:00-1:45pm
FEBRUARY 22nd - 28th
- Interested in Engineering? Check out these Engineering Week virtual events through Oregon Connections/Nepris, February 22nd through February 26th. Make sure you contact the Career Center (email@example.com) if your session is during the school day. Otherwise, we are unable to excuse your absence!
NACAC Virtual College Fairs offer a dynamic, new, digital meeting space that connects counselors, students, and their families with colleges and universities around the world. Join us on February 28th, 10am-4pm. Learn more and register by clicking here
College Scholarship Information
Find your best scholarship matches here! Let us know if we can assist.
Scholarships Due in February:
Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship: February 14th
Oregon Young Employee Safety Media Contest: February 19th
Portland Rose Festival Court: February 24th
Scholarships Due in March:
Diversity in Leadership: March 1st
Ford Scholars Program: March 1st
The Seneca Scholarship: March 1st
iQ Credit Union Scholarship: March 6th
The Links, Incorporated Scholarship: March 8th
Greenfield Peace Scholarship: March 12th
West Central Electric Cooperative Scholarship: March 12th
The Jiffy Lube “What Drives You” Scholarship: March 15th
Oregon Community Leadership Scholarship: March 17th
Paul Duong Memorial Scholarship: March 20th
Oregon PTA Teacher Education Scholarship: March 30th