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Career Exposure

Activity: WorkReady In-school Youth Career Exposure Activity

Career exposure activities connect area businesses, organizations and individual volunteers to Philadelphia high school students with the purpose of providing first-hand exposure to the working world and an understanding of how school is connected to career success.

PYN supports three career exposure pathways:

  1. Guest Speaker Series: An opportunity for volunteers to share their career stories and experiences  with students to inspire high school students to intentionally explore their own interests and set career-related goals
  2. Worksite Tours: An opportunity for area businesses and organizations to welcome high school students for a one-day career exploration experience. Worksite Tours may be aligned with a specific industry that corresponds with a School District of Philadelphia program of study or a general workplace experience.
  3. Career Days: An opportunity for volunteers to partner with schools to offer insight into the working world. Career Day activities include mock interviews, career fairs, speaker panels, and workshops.

Youth Eligibility

  • High school students interested in career exploration
  • Recommended by coordinators in one of the participating schools listed below

Participating Schools

  • Abraham Lincoln High School
  • Germantown High School
  • John Bartram High School
  • Frankford High School
  • Overbrook High School
  • Simon Gratz High School
  • Thomas Edison High School
  • Thomas FitzSimons High School
  • University City High School
  • West Philadelphia High School

PA Department of Labor and Industry

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