Our Career Connections program helps students identify their strengths and interests and discover their potential. Rather than dictate where a student should work or what career they should pursue, the Career Connections program is based on building each student’s interests and abilities.
Career Connections training offers testing, hands-on training, and experience in the student’s field of interest. Testing is administered by our Greenwood System trained Career Coordinators that are on campus and are helping your student each step of the way. The testing is designed to help students determine a vocational goal by evaluating their interests, values, abilities, and personality. The tests include:
- Myers Briggs Personality Assessment
- Holland Code Interest Inventory
- Grit Assessment and summary
- Values & Motivators Summary
- Top 1% Job matches and top 100 job matches
- College and Training DataBase search Engine
Students learn job interviewing skills and how to create a resume and reference letters. The receive a feedback evaluation form to help them assess their strengths and any areas that need improvement.
The Career Connections program also places students in supervised internships based on their testing results and/or preferences. Some of these internships have included opportunities to work in landscaping, graphic design, music/audio recording and many more. Students can participate in several different internships to help them determine which kinds of careers are most appealing to them.
After each internship, students receive an evaluation from the staff and the site supervisor. They also rate themselves on their job performance. Then mentors and students work together on areas they’ve identified as needing improvement.
At the completion of Career Connections, students have a comprehensive resume and reference letters from internship site supervisors. They also have interviewing skills worksheets to help them prepare for future interviews, as well as a copy of the testing to help set a direction for job hunting at home.