Exploring the World of Work
Career Education provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, experience, and credit through many different career exploration resources. It is important to give students the opportunity and support in Career Education in order to help prepare them for life after high school. These opportunities ensure that students enter college, other post-secondary schooling options, and/or the workforce with a more focused vision of their career pathway and plan.
Watch the video to learn more about the Career Exploration Opportunities at RHAM High School.
2018-2019 Career Day was held on November 2nd for all Juniors. The program ran from periods 2 - 8 and included a variety of professionals from our community to share information about different careers. In addition students were exposed to Career Pathways and selected a pathway to explore. They also got to burn off some energy in the National Guard obstacle course!
Our goal for our Career Day is to create an atmosphere that will enable students of the RHAM community to learn about different career options, and learn that hard work and perseverance can help one succeed. We also want the students to have a better understanding about the educational and personal attributes that the current business community seeks in future candidates. We hope that our Career Day will help students to make informed college and career decisions. The day is typically held in April and is offered to Junior students and consists of different panels of speakers from a variety of career backgrounds.
This program featured representatives from a variety of community colleges and post-secondary options. The idea behind this event was to offer students an opportunity to explore their options outside of the traditional four-year college pathway. Students visit to receive information about non-college programs. The Transition Seminar has been very effective in helping students make informed post-secondary and career decisions.
Job shadowing gives students the opportunity to experience what "a day in the life" is like for different careers they may be interested in. The job-shadowing program has been created and designed to help students gain more information about different careers that they have expressed interest in. Students will spend time with a representative in a field of their choice to see what that particular career is like. Students interested in job shadowing should see Mrs. Schadtle in the School Counseling office to set up a visit.
Job Shadowing FAQ
Q. What happens during a Job Shadow?
A. Students will observe a professional in a specific job and are encouraged to ask questions about the different aspects of that career.
Q. Will a bus take me to my shadow?
A. No. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the shadow.
Q. Are these shadows done during school hours?
A. Yes. All shadows are scheduled during the school day and count as a Field Trip absence.
Q. What if I want to shadow more than one thing?
A. Students can set up multiple job shadowing experiences.
Q. What grade do I have to be in to shadow?
A. Students must be a junior or a senior in order to go out on a job shadow.
Q. How do I set up a job shadow?
A. Contact Mrs. Schadtle in the School Counseling Office for more information.
The Work-Based Learning Program is an individual mentorship program that awards credit to students who hold a job and work a minimum of 100 hours during the semester. Students work one on one with the Career Education Coordinator meeting periodically throughout the semester to complete the requirements of the program.
Students must apply to this program and meet the certain criteria to be accepted. Students may only complete one semester of Work-Based Learning, and have the potential to earn 0.5 credits.
Interested students should pick up an application packet in the Guidance office, from their Guidance counselor, or from the Career Education Coordinator.