Career Exploring is a growing program in the Chippewa Valley which aims to help youth learn more about careers that can be pursued in a variety of fields. Specifically, youth gain insight into the job outlook, educational requirements, and vocational skills necessary to pursue careers in a variety of different fields. The programs offer multiple learning sessions that feature speakers, hands-on activities, and shadowing of local professionals. Currently, programs offered are:Exploring Manufacturing Camp in partnership with CVTC, HSHS Sacred Heart Medical Career Exploring, Sports Exploring with Eau Claire Express baseball, Cosmetology Exploring with PHD Academy, and Junior Police Academy with the Eau Claire Police.
Target issue and group: Education and training, talent retention; 6-12 grade students
Scope: Chippewa Valley
Responsible organizations: Exploring, BSA
Employer involvement: Provide volunteers and be a host site for programs
Name: Gwen Heiman