Careers After Schools returns on Dec. 16

Events open to all youth in Chelan, Douglas Counties

NCW - Careers After School™ (CAS), a program that educates students about a variety of career paths through career connected learning, returns next month. During CAS, businesses and industry partners provide students with valuable information, hands-on activities, and connections to better equip our youth as they make plans for the future. The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce developed this program in 2016.

This year, in partnership with the North Central Educational Services District and the Apple STEM Network, the events will be open to any youth in Chelan or Douglas Counties. Thanks to the program sponsors, the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation, there are also funds to support the students from across the region with transportation needs.

“Connecting students to our local business community initiates a mutually beneficial relationship that gives businesses the opportunity to actively engage with the workforce of tomorrow, laying the groundwork for future success. It is a very exciting thing to witness when you see students and business professionals working together and having fun! I truly love this program and am thankful we are able to offer it to our community,” said Chelsea Ewer, Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce Director of Operations

“These events are really engaging, and we are excited to be able to expand the offering to students across the region this year. These events provide a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience and ‘try-on’ a possible career. It allows them to see what kind of skills and training are needed and identify local career paths.” said Tami McBride, Career Connected Learning Specialist at the North Central Educational Services District.

Careers After School events are free of charge and open to 6-12 grade students, including home-schooled students, parents, and educators. The on-site events begin at 5:30 p.m. and last for about two hours. Transportation is available for students and families who need assistance getting to and from the event.

The first event is scheduled for Thursday, December 16 and will be on site at the Wenatchee Police Department. Space is limited. Youth may register online at www.wenatchee.org.
For a full lineup of our 21’-22’ events visit www.wenatchee.org/careers-after-school

 

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