Walker Career Center's Work & Learn Program Newsletter-05.21

Closing Time

The 2020-2021 school year will come to an end on May 28. We have had a busy couple of months helping our students prepare for life after high school. In this newsletter, you can enjoy reading about the recent events that were held thanks to the efforts of Walker Career Center staff and our community partners!

The 2021-2022 school year will begin July 28. We look forward to working with our great students and partners again next school year!

Construction Career Day

Walker Career Center Construction Career Day showcased careers with several local companies in the construction field. Many booths featured hands-on activities and demonstrations. Thank you to all the companies who came out to talk with our construction trades students. If your company would be interested in participating in this event next year, please contact us.

Ford Career Day

Auto Service and Auto Collision students checked out Ford vehicles and future auto career opportunities at Ford Career Day. Thanks to the dealerships who participated! If you'd like to be included in a future Auto Career Day at Walker Career Center, please let us know.

Virtual Career Fair

Walker Career Center hosted a virtual career fair in partnership with JA (Junior Achievement). Students explored information and videos about careers, apprenticeships, colleges, and other opportunities in central Indiana. Here are a few student comments about the JA 3E (Employment, Enrollment, Enlistment) Fair:

"The Virtual Job Fair was a really helpful experience and I had learned a lot, especially in the Employment and Enrollment area. The Virtual Fair gave me a lot of helpful tips and things that I should look forward to or think more about in the future and I absolutely loved that. I found things that I could think about for future chances and I got really interested in more then one college during the event."

"I liked this because it showed me my options. It allowed me to explore my options that I have not done before. It helped me learn more about the things I can do after high school."

"I liked the Virtual Job Fair because it showed me different paths in life and resources to get me there. In each different category, there are a variety of options I could choose from. When finished, I had a good idea of what kind of college and job I wanted to have."

Mock Interviews & Resume Workshop

To help students be career ready, mock interviews were held with school administrators. Engineering & Technology students practiced their job interview skills and received feedback. A resume workshop helped students create a resume to bring to their interview. We loved seeing students who dressed up for their interviews!

Student Spotlight

Ryan Wright is a senior Auto Collision student who participates in Work Based Learning at Inskeep Ford in Greenfield. Ryan recently won the state competition in Skills USA! Congrats, Ryan!
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Partner Spotlight

Hamilton Exhibits recently invited Walker Career Center teachers for a tour of their facility. Teachers learned how the skills they teach in the classroom are being used in the real world and internship opportunities for students are in the works! We look forward to a continued partnership with Hamilton Exhibits!

I go to work to learn!

We're so proud of all of our work based learning students, including Senior Jaylen Coleman. We're excited to now offer t-shirts for them to wear!
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Now Hiring!

Did you know we have a job board that we keep updated with flyers from local employers who are hiring? The job board is located right outside the Student Services office, where students come for work permits.
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We Want You!

We are always looking for new community partners! Did you know? We have more than 20 career programs at Walker Career Center, in fields such as Architecture & Construction, Automotive, Broadcasting, Culinary & Hospitality, Education, Electronics & Computer Technology, Engineering, Finance, Health, Photography, and Welding. Local businesses that offer services in any of these trades are a valuable resource to our students' training. Our partners offer in-class training, donations of materials for our programs, and/or hands-on learning experiences for our students. If you or a community member you know would like to become one of our partners, let's connect!

Connect with us!

Alyssa Criswell

Work & Learn Coordinator

Walker Career Center

IG: @wcc_work_based_learning