AUTHOR: April Williams
PHONE: 814-548-7587 X 212
AGENCY: PA CareerLink Centre County
Advance Central PA, with support from the PA CareerLink® Business Solutions Team, would like to introduce Path to Careers, a website that efficiently connects businesses with schools and students, helps schools to better understand business needs, and allows students to experience career pathways first-hand.
By creating a profile on the Path to Careers website, www.pathtocareers.org, businesses can connect with students through customized career awareness experiences. Schools also register on the Path to Careers website so that educators and students can connect with local businesses to learn about and experience local careers.
Whether a student is figuring out what’s next after high school, an educator is striving to better prepare students for the next step in their lives, or a business is looking to find the next generation of leaders, making intentional connections is key. Path to Careers shows students the variety of career pathways available in Central PA that align with their interests and skills, provides educators with information about the skills and knowledge needed for students to be successful, and creates opportunities for businesses to directly engage with their future workforce.
Path to Careers makes it easy for businesses to connect with more students from multiple schools. Businesses simply create a profile on the website and post experiences they would like to offer, such as: Cooperative Education, Guest Speaker, Industry Tour, Internship, Job Shadow, Mentoring, Mock Interview, Pre-Apprenticeship, Summer Employment, Volunteer Opportunity, and Teacher in the Workplace.
Join these Centre County businesses who were first to register on the Path to Careers website: Juniper Village; Scott’s Landscaping; Glenn O Hawbaker; Geisinger; Cintas; Home Instead; Strawberry Fields; and South Hills School of Business and Technology. For more information or assistance with creating a Path to Careers business profile and student experiences, contact: BusinessSolutions@CentralPACL.com.
Upcoming Job Fairs PA CareerLink® is co-hosting:
SPRING JOB FAIR - March 30, 1-5PM, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, 540 N Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823, 38 employers, various industries
JOB AND RESOURCE FAIR FOR JUSTICE AFFECTED INDIVIDUALS – April 18, 4-7PM at Penn State Career Services, 101 Bank of America Career Services Center, University Park, PA 16802