Career Spotlight

Career Info and Opportunities~Methacton Students & Families

Welcome to Methacton's Career Spotlight!

Welcome to the first edition of Career Spotlight, a newsletter for Methacton students and families. It is my goal to share career readiness information and opportunities periodically through this newsletter to help students expand their career awareness and participate in workplace experiences in and around our community. Although this edition is mainly focused on opportunities for secondary students, look for Career Spotlight to highlight career readiness at all levels, K-12. It takes us all to guide our children through their development, and career development is no exception. Let's do this...together!

Judi Schmitz, K-12 Career Counselor

Here's What's Coming Up

ManuFest 2018

High school and middle school students, parents, and educators are invited to attend a free event with leaders in the manufacturing industry on March 10 at William Tennent High School. Exhibitors, demonstrations, breakout sessions and a keynote speaker will all be part of this expo. Learn about the many jobs in this high-wage, high-demand, and high-skill career path. Check it out: information and registration .

Academy Day

Saturday, March 3rd, 10am-12pm

1001 Eagle Road

Wayne, PA

Students interested in careers with the U.S. Military, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard or the Merchant Marines are invited to an informational session on March 3 at the Valley Forge Military Academy. Stop by for information on ROTC programs, admissions, military academy life and more.

Skyview Career Day and Arcola STEAM Day are scheduled for Spring! Would you like to Volunteer?

On Friday, April 27, Skyview Upper Elementary School will hold the 7th annual Career Day. During this school-wide event, fifth and sixth graders have the opportunity to meet with professionals and to learn about their jobs and career options. The students gain perspective of the necessary training and education needed, as well as the responsibilities of the professional in the workplace. Members from our community are invited to spend either a half or full day presenting to students in twenty-five minute sessions. To volunteer, sign up here.

Arcola Intermediate School will host the 8th annual STEAM Day on Wednesday May 23, 2018. This school-wide event is designed to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and to show how the Arts support STEM fields. Presenters who are willing to give interactive, hands-on lessons to seventh and eighth grade students are sought, with a focus on how STEAM subjects are integral to many careers.

Speakers may come for a half-day or full day of presentations, which run about 30 minutes each. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this meaningful experience, please register here.

Do you want to stay connected?

For more frequent K-12 career updates you may follow me on Twitter.

High school students may want to check out the HS Career Center on Instagram.