The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - September 27, 2019


This week, Erin Lisch from RTV6 visited the Walker Career Center to highlight our Digital Goats robotics program for the Hiring Hoosiers segment. Thank you to our robotics team and coaching staff for representing Walker Career Center in such a positive light.

Interpersonal Relationship students learn about healthy relationships

Interpersonal Relationship students are participating in a 7-day healthy relationship program that has been brought to us by The Domestic Violence Network of Indianapolis. This free program focuses on kindness, shared values, the protective factors of healthy relationships, warning signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships, emotional intelligence, empathy, consent, inclusivity, identity, intersectionality, advocacy, allyship, and empowerment.

JA Jobspark allows Middle school students to learn through hands-on experiences about a multitude of careers

This week, Warren Township was able to take 8th grade students throughout the township to one of the most powerful field trips these students will ever experience. Students were able to attend the annual Junior Achievement JobSpark event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Through this event, students were able to learn about exciting jobs and industries previously unfamiliar to them and experience hands on demonstrations as to what these careers have to offer. Walker Career Center staff is able to capitalize on this event by allowing middle school students to learn potential career pathways prior to selecting their high school courses. To learn more about this extraordinary event, check out a segment done by Justin Hicks on Twitter (below) or check out #JAJobSparkIndy on social media.

Ed Pro students are out and about in MSDWT schools

Education Professions students are learning hands on and gaining teaching experience in the classrooms of Warren Township Schools. Cadet Teachers have been placed at Lakeside Elementary, Grassy Creek Elementary, Eastridge Elementary, Creston Middle School and Sunny Heights Elementary. Cadets are implementing their first lesson plans and being observed for feedback regularly to improve upon the skills they will need to be future teachers. Next week, cadets are pairing with the Early Childhood Center students and volunteering their talents at the Fire Safety Olympics community event hosted by the Indianapolis Fire Department. To learn more about our Education Profession program, contact Lauren Jordan.

Business law students get to observe court proceedings

Students in the Business Law and Ethics program were able to visit the City County Building to observe court proceedings this week. The group was able to view proceedings in Drug Court, Paternity Court and two Criminal Courts. They were able to observe several situations in the courts that involved issues and vocabulary learned in Chapters 3, 4 and 5 on Courts, Criminal Law and Civil law respectively. Following the court sessions, one of the Judges had a question/answer session with the students. To learn more about Business Law and Ethics program, please contact Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Burns.
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Walker Career Center and Warren Central High School are excited to host the annual Career and College Fest on Wednesday, November 13 on the Warren Central campus. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore a wide array of post-secondary opportunities.
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