Career Exploration Programs
Helping students learn about and aspire to careers in tomorrow’s prominent fields is an integral and important aspect of nurturing and maintaining a talented and viable labor force.
The CCEDC partners with middle and high schools, community colleges, universities and companies to deliver employer-led student outreach for growing the “pipeline” of talented graduates in order to keep intellectual talent employed here in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
These efforts are exemplified by the following programs that are coordinated by our Industry Partnerships and volunteers from academia and the private sector:
- Girl’s Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology – inspires girls in grades 5-10 to learn about careers that utilize technology.
- Career Showcases – investigate traditional and alternative career paths in Agriculture, Energy, Healthcare, IT, and Manufacturing industries .
- Techies Day – encourages high school students interested in technology to explore career options through visits to local technology-based employers.
Additionally, the CCEDC can assist local companies in recruiting and providing stipends for student interns. Funding for our interns is limited to companies participating in the CCEDC’s i2n initiative.
Partial funding for these programs has been received from the Chester County Workforce Development Board and the CCRES Foundation.