Career Quest: Explore Your Path!

Career Quest: Explore Your Path!

Date(s) & Location(s):
June 16 - 21, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

Elevate your readiness for the future with this dynamic course that seamlessly integrates state and national content standards. Designed for today’s tech-savvy students, this engaging curriculum leverages cutting-edge technology to impart essential skills, aligning with high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand occupational opportunities.

Prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century as you navigate through comprehensive assessments, explore Career Clusters tailored to your skills and interests, and chart your educational path for postsecondary success. Empower yourself by creating a personalized digital “vision” board, strategically planning for your future endeavors.

Beyond theory, gain practical insights into the professional world as you develop critical documents like job applications, resumes, and cover letters. Hone your interview skills to confidently step into the workforce or pursue further education. This course is not just an educational journey; it’s a preparation for a successful and fulfilling life in the ever-evolving landscape of the 21st century.

CJ Salvador
About The Instructor:

Hi, my name is CJ Salvador. This is my first year teaching with NCSSM Summer Accelerator, but my 2nd year being with the program. I moved to North Carolina from Arizona almost 6 years ago. I decided to switch careers and become a teacher because I have always had an interest in teaching and helping others, it felt natural to me. In my career, everyday is different and I am never bored! I truly love being a teacher and doing what I do. I have been teaching for almost 12 years. I have taught grades K-8th grade, coached softball, Yearbook advisor, and I’m very involved with the school in planning events, website, and volunteering. I am looking forward to teaching Career Exploration this summer and working with the NCSSM Summer Program again this summer. It’s going to be a great summer of learning and exploring!