Students in Wayzata High School’s business/marketing/technology and engineering/technology/design classes had the opportunity to meet with local professionals in May to learn about potential career pathways for their future.
The opportunity was made possible through a grant applied and received by WHS Engineering Technology Design (ETD) teacher Scott Tordeur. He applied for a Career Exploration grant with the help of WHS CTE Director Jean Rakun. The grant made possible an event that provided 60 students with the opportunity to “speed date” with 12 to 16 local business professionals in the career pathway areas of interest as they align with the school’s course offerings. Students were also given the opportunity to explore the Minnesota Career Information System through iPads. The goal of the event is to provide a valuable opportunity for students to develop career interests and form networks by reaching out to the business world.
In addition to the Career Exploration Event, WHS business/marketing/technology teacher Tyler Shepard held advisory board meetings with the business professionals and his teaching team to help further the curriculum review process and strengthen classes and curriculum.
Students met with local professionals on May 14 in the areas of securities and investments, marketing, accounting, supply chain, advertisement, entrepreneurship, real-estate and sales; and again on May 21 in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, architecture, construction and transportation.
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