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MISSION: The mission of Proctor Pathways is to provide students with Experience in and Exploration of many different career fields while they are high school so that they will become more Engaged in their school experience and graduate with a plan instead of just planning to graduate.
DON'T JUST PLAN TO GRADUATE, GRADUATE WITH A PLAN!
Proctor Pathways helps students graduate with a plan by providing....
- EXPOSURE - Students are able to hear from speakers from a variety of career areas in many different classes, attend career fairs, and go on field trips to local industry partners to help them broaden their knowledge about what career options there are not only in our own area but also in the world outside our region.
- EXPERIENCE - While attending their regular classes, career fairs, field trips, job shadows, or other opportunities presented during the year, students will be able to experience what different careers require for education and training, and what a day in the life of a person in those jobs entails so they can make an educated decision as to whether that career is something they would like to look into more.
- A HEAD START - Students who may already know what they want to do after high school have opportunities to get a head start on their education and training through College in the Schools classes and articulation agreements with local colleges that will enable students to begin their post-secondary education prior to leaving high school. In addition, students have opportunities to begin and possibly complete certifications before they leave high school that would enable them to enter the world of work with a living wage right after graduation.
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PROCTOR PATHWAYS SPOTLIGHT - PHS CONSTRUCTION CAREERS HOUSE PROGRESS
One of the shining legacies of Proctor High School is our Construction program. Proctor High School has been building houses since 1998! Since 2015 Lowell Harnell has been our amazing Construction educator. He shows up no matter if it's raining, the sun is shining or it's February. He educates our students from Concrete pouring to cabinet installation and everything in between. Cheers to you Lowell and shout out our amazing students past and present that have built houses for Proctor families.
RECENT PATHWAYS EVENTS
11/20/23 - Seek to Learn Academy (Hibbing Community College)
Thirteen 10th, 11th and 12th graders went on the Seek To Learn trip to tour Minnesota North College’s Hibbing Campus. During the tour they visited the following programs:
Diesel, Auto, Heating and Cooling Technician, Electrical, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice/Police Science, and Health Sciences. The students were offered a glimpse at the various programs and strong job prospects upon completion of the career paths.
11/15/23 - Mock Interviews
Students in the 10th Grade Seminar Class and Public Speaking participated in Mock Interviews with 11 community and business leaders. These interviews provided our students with feedback and built skills they will need when they enter the world of work and try to land that dream job.
10/31/23 - Hospitality Career Expo
Culinary students went down to the 2nd annual Hospitality Career Student Expo. Students got hear from a panel discussion on all of the opportunities in the hospitality industry. Students participated in hands-on experiences making caprese salad, decorating cupcakes and finally browse the vendor area.
10/26/23 Seek to Learn Academy
Proctor Public Schools American Indian Education Program has partnered with Fond du Lac Tribal Community College’ Seek to Learn Academy. The Seek to Learn Academy provides hands-on opportunities for Native American high school students and other high school students to explore college and career options. Our first trip on 10/26/23 was to Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College. On the Seek to Learn trips student will tour the the campus, learn about the different programs offered and attend mock college classes.
10/24/23 St Louis County Emergency Management Services Day
21 Proctor students visited the St Louis County Emergency Management building. Students heard presentations from the Sheriff's department, 911 dispatch, the St Louis Co Jail Administrator and the Rescue Squad. After the presentations students moved into the hands-on portion of the day where they had the opportunity to learn about and practice CPR, wound packing, Compass navigation known as Dead Reckoning, and Rope rescue.
UPCOMING PATHWAYS OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT ARE PROCTOR STUDENTS DOING AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BASED ON SLEDS DATA - 2/2022
JESSE SMITH - PHS CLASS OF 2001
- Current profession/occupation: Chemistry Teacher
- Degrees or certifications earned to qualify for that job: Teaching Degree, Master of Teaching, Master in Chemistry
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification: UMD, Minnesota Moorhead
- Statement about what they love about their current profession/occupation: Love working with students and watching them grow in their understanding of Chemistry. The "Aha" moments when the light bulb turns on is the best.
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Basketball, Football, Track, NHS
SHYANNE MCGREGOR - PHS CLASS OF 2002
- Current profession/occupation: Physical Therapist
- Degree or certifications earned to qualify for that job: Doctorate
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification: The College of St. Scholastica
- What they love about their current profession/occupation: I love getting to be a positive part of someone's journey. I get to experience the progress they make and also help them through the struggles when progress doesn't come as quickly as they wanted. I spend a lot of time each week with patients so I get to know a lot about them. I hope my patients learn from me because I learn so much from them! I love this career because I never stop learning and becoming a better therapist. People aren't textbooks so something that works with one patient may not work for another. It's a puzzle to figure out.
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Swimming, Hockey, NHS
JOSSE SMITH - PHS CLASS OF 2004
- Current profession/occupation: Respiratory Therapist
- Degree or certifications earned to qualify for that job: Associates Degree
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification: Lake Superior College
- What they love about their current profession/occupation: I like that we aren't stuck in one department. We get to move around most of the day. I like that we are involved in a wide variety of situations. It could be as everyday as giving an inhaler/neb or we could be helping in a code/trauma. It is cool seeing people getting better and leaving the hospital.
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Manager of Basketball, NHS
ZACH GUNDERSON - PHS CLASS OF 2019
- Current Profession: Commercial Pilot
- Career Cluster: Industrial and Engineering Technology / Human Services
- Degrees/ Certification earned: Private Pilots license, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilots license along with a 4 year degree in Aviation.
- School: Minnesota State University, Mankato
- What I love about Flying: I love flying because of the unmatched experience of being up in the sky. Earning you’re pilots license is extremely rewarding and opens the door for many opportunities in the future.
- Activities at PHS: Football, Hockey and Baseball for sports. Also, was a writer and Senior Editor for The Mallet and attended many sporting events.
MICAYLA BERG - PHS CLASS OF 2012
- Current profession/occupation: Physician Assistant in the United States Army
- Career Cluster: Health Science
- Degrees or certifications earned to qualify for that job: Bachelors of Arts in Biology, Bachelors of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification: College of St. Benedict; University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Statement about what they love about their current profession/occupation: I love that my job allows me to serve the people who have volunteered their lives to defend our country, I love the opportunities for travel and career advancement.
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Track, Soccer, Basketball, NHS
KIARA WESTENDORF - PHS CLASS OF 2016
- Current profession/occupation Behavioral Health Provider - Clinical Social Worker
- Career Cluster - Health Science
- Degrees or certifications earned to qualify for that job Masters of Social Work (MSW); Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW)
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification I got my Bachelor's degree at the College of St. Benedict. I then attended the College of St. Scholastica for my MSW.
- Statement about what they love about their current profession/occupation My position is all about making relationships and assisting people to overcome major mental health obstacles in their life. I love working with my patients, hearing their stories, and seeing their progress!
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Student Council, NHS, Band
SHYLEE PRESTON - PHS CLASS OF 2006
- Current profession/occupation: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Degree or certifications earned to qualify for that job: BSN (bachelors of science in nursing) APRN (advanced practitioner registered nurse), CRNA (Masters in anesthesia) Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS
- Where they went to school to earn that degree or certification: College of St. Scholastica for undergrad, Saint Mary's School University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
- What they love about their current profession/occupation: CRNAs are advanced practice registered nurses who spend years in the ICU taking care of critically ill patients then go on from that training to learn anesthesia. We work independently in most facilities as sole providers or in large hospitals in a tem model with anesthesiologists. In either environment we do all the care for patients receiving anesthesia. Some of this care includes intubations, ventilator management, hemodynamic monitoring, spinals or epidural, peripheral nerve blocks, in general it is anesthesia's job is to create an adequate surgical environment where the patient is
- sleeping and unaware of their surgical procedure along with anticipating and treating patients for any typical changes during specific surgical cases up to dealing with life threatening situations. Circumstances can change fast in the OR and you need to be able to stay calm to save patients from potential life altering problems.
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Swimming, Hockey, Choir and singing competitions. NHS. Volunteered in a kindergarten class in my senior year.
ANDERS VOSS - PHS CLASS OF 2012
- Current Position: Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor
- Degrees or Certifications earned to qualify for that job: Masters of Environmental Health and Safety from the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Bachelors degree in Classical Archaeology from Macalester College.
- Statement about what they love about their current profession/occupation: "Everyday is something new. I enjoy being able to look deeper into a potential issue, identify underlying causes and implement innovative, sustainable solutions."
- What activities they participated in at PHS while they were here: Football, Basketball, Track, NHS, Class Valedictorian
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