Exploring is all about helping young men and women in sixth grade through 20 years old to make a more informed decision about future careers and determine if a particular career is the right one for them. Typically, a young adult will either: 1) get involved, learn about a career, and decide to pursue it; OR 2) learn enough about the career to determine it’s not the right fit for them. It’s better to learn as a young adult that a career is not for you, than after spending lots of money on an education only to THEN discover you don’t like the career! Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. Exploring is not about lectures and slide shows—it’s about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.
Explorers get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be on the cutting edge of engineering and technology, design the layout of a city, draw blueprints for a new building, write a software program, test durability of certain materials, build a robot, and so much more!
• Develop work experiences to begin building their résumé
• Understand the importance of teamwork in a professional setting
• Participate in hands-on projects
• Network with professionals who work in these careers daily and who use the latest technology, are aware of emerging trends and know what it takes to get into college for their specific career
• Learn about the educational requirements for a career in engineering and technology
Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 14- 20. The program provides students with an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields. You get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for you. You develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in your selected career fields, and you get to know other youth with your same interests and aspirations.
Exploring is the first step in identifying career possibilities while having fun in an exciting and informal environmen
· Strong personal values and character development
· Build self-worth and self-confidence
· Leadership skills training and development
· Social development
· Unique career experiences, networking & internships
· Personal growth
· Volunteer opportunities
· Group collaboration and teamwork
· Scholarships available only to Explorers
· Add Exploring to your college, job, and scholarship applications!