New Groups give Teens Hands On Career Experiences
TOPEKA, KS - Is your teen interested in a career in the medical field or a zoo? Are they excited to get a hands on experience before going to college?
Two new Explorer Posts are forming in Topeka to give teens a hands-on approach to determining their future.
The Jayhawk Area Council has announced that they are working with the Topeka Zoo and the KU St. Francis Campus to form a unique way for high school and early college students to learn about zoological and medical fields.
The program is called Exploring and it aims to give teens an inside look at a career field prior to heading off to college. 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. Youth get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them. Youth also develop valuable networking contacts with professionals working in the selected career fields, and they get to know other youth with their same interests and aspirations.
Information nights will be held for each of the newly formed Explorer Posts:
Topeka Zoo Explorer Post - Open House - Sept. 22nd
UKHS Medical Explorer Post - Open House - Sept. 23rd
For more information contact the Jayhawk Area Council at 785-354-8541, KU St. Francis at 295-8644 or Topeka Zoo at 785-383-6784 or at www.jayhawkcouncil.org/Exploring
The new Explorer Posts join the Aviation Post and the Topeka Police Post in serving youth as they move from education to vocation in today’s dynamic work environment.