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Career Related Programs

Career Related Programs
YCAL (York County Alliance for Learning) - Career Exploration Programs
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Job Shadowing (no course number, no credit given) -
Beginning October 1, students in grades 9 through 12 have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about careers and the world of work through job shadowing. Typically, students will spend a half or full day at the work site. For students in grades 9 through 11, the shadowing experience meets one of the career activity electives for the graduation project. Students must complete an application form, which is available in the Career Center.

Mentoring (no course number, no credit given) - High School juniors and seniors interested in learning about career opportunities in Accounting, ACE Design, ACE Trades, Art, Culinary, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Insurance, or Law are encouraged to apply for this year’s mentoring programs sponsored in conjunction with YCAL, business partners, and community organizations. Students who have been accepted into this program, through an application process, will work side-by-side with professionals who will offer hands-on experiences in their respective fields.

Our students will learn career and work skills, alongside students from neighboring York County high schools. Students will be guided by mentors as they delve into the above industry areas. They will be exposed to actual work environments since all mentoring programs are conducted at local businesses. Students will be a part of a team, will participate in hands-on activities, will have opportunities to take field trips, and will have an opportunity to network, learn, and grow as they are exposed to the various disciplines within the industry.

Students generally meet with their mentors one time per month for a 2 hour session, usually starting between 4 and 4:30 pm. The programs meet monthly through April and have culminating projects, presentations, contests, and awards in May. It is our belief that a hands-on approach and exposure to career elements within the industry is the best method in which to experience an occupation. This is a wonderful opportunity and may lead to future employment, internships, and scholarships. High School Internship Training Program - William F. Goodling Advanced Skills Center - students must meet eligibility requirements and complete an application before admission to the program is approved. There is a limited number of openings each year. Current program choices include: Machining Technology, Automotive Technician, Nurse Aide Training, Welding Technology, CAD/CAM/Animation, Healthcare I & II, Geospatial Technology (GIS), Robotics, and Repair Technology.