Career Connects Will & Grundy. Regional approach to career development for high school and college students. Jenny Govoni , Joliet Junior College. College Changes Everything July 11, 2013. What is Career Connects Will & Grundy County?.
Regional approach to career development for high school and college students
Jenny Govoni, Joliet Junior College
College Changes Everything
July 11, 2013
Will & Grundy County?
Career Connects Will & Grundy brings together education and businesses to help students and job seekers achieve their goals and address communities’ workforce development needs.
Career Connects Will & Grundy is fully integrated with Career Cruising.
Career Connects and Career Cruising provides powerful tools for students, job seekers, educators and community businesses.
The high school BEST program housed at Joliet Junior College would get calls from our local feeder high schools.
- Do you have a nurse to come speak to my anatomy class?
- Do you have an accountant to come speak to my consumer education class?
- Do you have any local companies hiring high school graduates?
The coordinator of the program would do his best to find a nurse, accountant and local companies for Wilmington High School, Joliet Township, Plainfield School District, etc.
The willing nurse is willing to share her expertise, not just at Wilmington, but is available to help out when she can at any local high school. Other local high schools would not know this nurse is available and would either miss the opportunity to have her speak with students or would use up precious time, trying to locate a nurse.
IDEA: Why not have a one-stop-shop that pools all businesses and local professionals interested in sharing their company and expertise with the education community. Too bad we don’t have a web-based software platform that all the schools use ... Or do we? Career Cruising is already used in all area high schools for basic career exploration.
Advisory board meets
Key stakeholders engaged
Hosted school launch
Advisory board formed
Hired 2 p/t business recruiters
Recruit & Train
Set up a company profile
Become a career coach
Offer career development activities