Summer Kids’ Career Corner
Transitioning from High School into the “real world” is often anxiety-provoking for kids, whether they’re going on to college, into an apprenticeship program, going straight into the work force, or going into a job readiness program. At Hope Hall, our faculty and staff work hard to make sure our students are well-prepared for that transition.
Toward the end of the school year, Coach Jim Zehr discovered that his tenth grade class was particularly interested in learning about careers, so he developed the idea for a career fair. They researched careers of interest, then prepared presentations to share what they’d learned with the rest of the student body.
Below, some of our students who participated in the career fair speak about their career interests, and what they learned in researching that prospective career. Coach Jim Zehr, Mrs. Laura Ocasio, and Mrs. Selena Wentz, our instructors who work with our students to prepare them for life after Hope Hall, share some of the ways in which they help build career and job-seeking skills.
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Rafael Senior discusses his goal of becoming a Marine
College & Career Transitions Teacher Laura Ocasio talks about the activities she and her team undertake to prepare students for life after Hope Hall.