Independent Career Exploration Opportunities/Information
Summer Programs for High School Students: Explore programs here. Make sure to watch out for deadlines.
HS Navigator Young Scholars Summer Program- Applications are due June 1st Find more information here!
Ascension (formerly AMITA) & Harper College Certified Nursing Assistant Apprentice Program- Class starts June 21. Find more information here!
Illinois State University Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy for Underrepresented Groups, summer program. July 10-July 15. In person, on campus. The purpose of MHSSA week-long summer camp is to increase recruitment and retention of students from historically marginalized groups (e.g., students of color, Pell-eligible or low-income students, first-generation college students, etc.) interested in careers in actuarial science, analytics, and insurance. Students can apply here
Triton College Fluid Power Action Challenge. Saturday, May 14th 9am-1pm. Students will design and build a pneumatic device to solve an engineering problem! Find more information here!
Summer Opportunities in STEM: UIUC - University of Illinois ACES, UIUC - University of Illinois WYSE, UCLA, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, John Hopkins, and Stanford
Inspirit VR student ambassadorship. Inspirit is an EdTech startup looking to reimagine the way students interact and enjoy STEM content - they offer top-grade 3D and VR STEM learning resources for students. During this ambassadorship, students will help develop a product for high schoolers! At the end of the program, they will provide students with certificates of completion and letters of recommendation. To participate in the programme, complete this form- https://airtable.com/
shrOdNo8mskVV0bP4 Specifics about the programme: students are required to work no more than 1 hour/day, the programme will be unpaid, students will work with us to get ground-level feedback and suggest how we can improve our product offerings. Questions email email@example.com.
Healthcare Mentorship Program-Pre-Health Mentor Network (PHMN) is a coalition between multiple Illinois universities-- currently UIC, U of I, and Loyola-- to offer mentorship to high school students interested in healthcare careers. Their goal is to pair students with volunteer mentors from universities who can give them advice on how to pursue a pre-health educational goal in higher education; this includes discussing their career goals, help with college applications, and general advice. This would be completely free of charge to students. Program Overview Presentation. Match with a Mentor form.
AMITA Alexian Brothers Medical Center volunteer and job opportunities: Click here for Volunteer Opportunities and Click here for Job Opportunities
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What is your next move? Take the O'Net Interest Profiler to determine what kind of career you might want to explore: Get Started
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Interested in Nursing? 10 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for a Nursing Career: Explore Here
Junior Achievement: Self Guided Program Resources for High School Students. Start exploring now
Interested in Manufacturing? SME Education Foundation is offering free memberships to students. Sign Up Now
Interested in Manufacturing? GCAMP and Acme Industries created "Quote to Producation" video series. The Quote to Production sessions has ignited the curiosity of the students and opened their eyes to the various career paths in the manufacturing industry. From manufacturing management to machining, the sessions also bring to life real-world application. Check out the video series here!
Learn more about manufacturing! Check out this Manufacturing Skills Guide or if your new to the industry learn some of the most important terms in manufacturing in this Manufacturing Definitions Guide.
Explore a Skilled Trade! Construction, Automotive, Information Technology and Manufacturing. Click here for instant access to watch virtual workplace experiences, career profiles and industry overview videos.
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters- NEW General Construction Pre-Apprentice. Applications accepted April of each year. Click here for more information.
Grammy Camp, Summer Music Industry Program for High Schoolers: Applications are due in March. Click here for more information.
St Louis College of Pharmacy, Healthcare Summer Immersion Program: Applications are due July 1. Click here for more information
Northwestern Medicine Discovery Program: Open to High School Sophomores and Juniors. Next application cycle is in August 2022. Click here for more informationVeterinary Mentoring Program: The Anti-Cruelty Society- Veterinary Mentoring Program will begin accepting applications in January. Application deadline is June 13, 2022. Program Duration:
September 2022–April 2023 Click here for more informationManufacturing Apprenticeship: ICATT Apprenticeship Program - Click here for more informationElectrician Apprenticeship: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers- Local 117 JATC. Crystal Lake, IL. Applications period is in January. Click here for more information.Electrician Apprenticeship: Lake County Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Libertyville, IL. Click here for more informationElectrician Apprenticeship: Local Union No 9 IBEW and Middle States Electrical Contractors Association Apprentice and Journeyman Training Fund. Application period is usually May. University Park, IL. Click here for more information.Acres Group-Landscap: Apprenticeship Management Training Program - Click here for more informationPlumbers 130 Apprenticeship: Applications are accepted in January and February - Click here for more informationICATT Apprenticeship Program: Click here for more information.Iron Workers Union Local 393: Applications will be taken in March - Click here for more informationZurich Insurance Business Apprenticeship: Applications are accepted early in the year! Telephone screening will commence in March with follow-up interviews scheduled late March, April and May. Classes start in late summer - Click here for more information CLICK HERE FOR OPPORTUNTIES AT THEIR SCHAUMBURG HEADQUARTERS CLICK HERE FOR A NEWS RELEASE ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF THEIR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR 2021Other Skilled Trade Apprenticeships including Laborers, Carpenters, Pipe Fitters, Electricians, Tile Setters, Sheet Metal Workers, Painting, Decorating & Drywall, Iron Workers, Temasters, Heat & Amp, and Operating Engineers: Find general information here or here.Here to Stay: Black, Latina, and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment. Here is a recording for their most recent webinar here and the webinar presentation is available here.OTTO Engineering Technical Apprenticeship Program: Graduating Seniors are qualified. Click here for more information. Click here to apply with OTTOBuild Your Future with a Career in Construction-A Guide to Apprenticeship Programs in Northeast Illinois- View/Download the Apprenticeship Guide HereSt Paul Community Development Ministries Inc. is offering a free 12 weeks Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. Learn about the entry skills needed to become a Plumber, Pipefitter, Electrican, Bricklayer & more. Orientation & Pretesting begins January 2022! Click here for more informatio.Barrington High School Summer Internship Program
Career & Technical Education
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