Clover Park opened its doors this month to more than 20 area high school students in an effort to get them thinking about a post high school education. The Career Education Shadow project pairs junior and graduating senior level high school students with programs and instructors of their interest. Students spent an afternoon in a hands-on environment learning more about the program of their choice, talking with fellow students and the instructor.
In addition to learning about Clover Park educational opportunities, students also learned about Financial Aid and scholarship possibilities. Students even had the chance to sit down with a mentor and evaluate different programs to ensure they would be headed in the right academic direction.
Throughout the month of February, Clover Park will welcome up to 500 junior and senior level high school students for the Career Education Shadow Project.
The Workforce Development Youth Council will host February’s Career Education Shadow Project. Jim Mancuso, Director of Northwest Career and Technical High School (NWCTHS), chairs the council and says the Career Education Shadow Project is the perfect opportunity for young adults to open the doors to their educational future.
"This workforce development program is to assist high school youths who are still in school to think about their future," said Jim. "We want to help students who may have disregarded a college education and show them the career opportunities that await them with a post high school education."
Programs that participated in the Career Education Shadow Project Jan. 12 included Landscape Management, Cosmetology, Dental Business Office Assistant, Massage Studies, Medical Assistant, Practical Nurse, Human Services, Automotive Collision Technician, Construction, Electrician Low Voltage Fire and Security, Welding, Legal Support Professional, Graphic Technologies, and Interior Design.
The Career Education Shadow Project begins the first week of February. For more information about this event, please contact Debbie Gurner, NWCTHS Program Assistant at (253) 589-5774 or visit Clover Park Technical College on the web.