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This menu organizes opportunities by continuum levels.
- Awareness level activities that help students learn about the wide range of options available to them;
- Exploration level activities that strengthen student understanding of the connection between classroom learning and “real-world” applications;
- Preparation level activities that give students extended, supervised opportunities to develop readiness skills for work and live; and
- Training level activities that help students for entry into specific careers.
This menu organizes opportunities by the general range of time each activity would ask of collaborators. Activities range in time commitment from hours to months.
This menu organizes opportunities by the amount of people a collaborator may need to have available to help with an activity. Activities are arranged by none, few, some, and many.
This menu organizes opportunities by recommended format(s). Opportunities can be sorted by school donation, on-campus, off-campus, and virtual formats.
One-time volunteer opportunites that help students learn more about careers while contributing to the organization’s mission
(Projects may include connections to the Nā Hopena Aʻo framework and Hawaiian education)
Conduct mock job interviews/performance reviews of students and provide feedback on their performance
Host a booth to share advice on pursuing a career, skills and knowledge required, and career roles, responsibilities, and advancement options
Planning and coordination with the school/complex may take an extended period of time
Provide students with an opportunity to develop and modify their resume based on feedback from business/industry
Work with students to provide feedback on industry related projects/prototypes before their final presentations
Offer in-person and/or virtual support, guidance, and motivation to students as they explore careers and enter the world of work
Provide an opportunity for students to observe, discuss, and participate in daily routines and activities of a particular job.
Assist students in to prepare for industry recognized certification exams
Help prepare students to transition from high school to work or post-secondary education by providing work experience, typically run by students on the school’s campus with industry mentors
Provide professional work experience aligned with a career pathway that applies classroom learn- ing and builds skills. Internships can be paid or unpaid and follow an approved structure.
Provide on-the-job paid work experience along with career exploration & planning. May not be aligned directly with a student’s career pathway. Internship information can be used for planning.
Work with teachers to develop a scenario or industry-based problem for students to apply pathway content knowlege, skills, and strategies to design and present possible responses, solutions, and/or products.
Participate in a school- or city-level workforce development and education advisory group (1 person typically at management level or above)
Support students in designing and implementing projects at local businesses; government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Includes but not limited to project-based lessons, mālama ʻaina projects, community service projects, etc.
Assist teachers in designing a multidisciplinary learning activity. Potentially coach student teams and/or provide feedback on student work.
Provide employability skill training, for pay, in a work setting (Typically reserved for students with some prior work experience)
Provide paid on-the-job training based on state youth apprenticeship curriculum guidelines. Please see the Apprenticeship Information page for a list of apprenticeship programs in the state and other resources.
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Provide an opportunity for students to participate in a supervised learning experience included as part of a training course in which students observe and perform tasks in a supervised, authentic setting. Students focus on observation, reflection, and understanding of practice connected to an academic course or program. Clinical experiences can lead to specific industry certifications.
Provide employee training and supervision as potential transition to ongoing employment. (Typically reserved for graduating seniors or post-secondary students)
Provide a job shadowing or similar work experience that will increase the teachers’ ability to bring workplace practices and policies (e.g. problem solving, practical applications of theory, team building, etc.) into the classroom.
Provide industry-recognized technical resources to schools to help students prepare for work-based learning experiences and/or industry-recognized certification exams
[Resource donation only. No personnel required.]
Provide feedback to student performance or artistic portfolios
Judge student presentations or competitions and provide constructive feedback regarding student mastery of targeted competencies
Provide supports to the school for special events. (e.g. showcase, fairs, etc.) Schools may ask for assistance with volunteers, resources, networking, etc.
Provide students with an opportunity to assist with the implementation of a corporate/charity event
Assist families of students in completing FAFSA application forms
Students conduct an interview of an industry professional in-person or virtually. Interviews can be conducted by an individual or group of students about a profession or specific topic related to the profession.
Host a school/classroom visit to the worksite. Students can speak to professionals to learn about educational requirements, skills, and opportunities available in the industry
Visit a school and share expertise and experiences with students and/or teacher in a classroom or larger group setting