Career Exploration Fridays launched at local high schools to help students learn about career options

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 11:06am
  • Life

Mount Si and Two Rivers High School students can start getting real-life exposure to an array of local career opportunities through Career Exploration Fridays, a program launched by a partnership of the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, Snoqualmie Valley School District, and Snoqualmie Valley Community Network.

On Career Exploration Fridays, students will visit local and Puget Sound area businesses to learn about those employers’ job offerings. They’ll watch workers in action at these jobs and talk with professionals about their careers. Job opportunities will range from work requiring limited skills training to specific certification, to advanced degrees.

The program is a three part effort to: Connect students with employers through site visits; link teachers with employers to connect class work with practical workplace needs; and assist employers in providing apprenticeships, internships, and mentorships for students and creating collaborative relationships with educators.

The goal of the program is to build connections between students, teachers, and businesses, to better inform them about career pathways, education options, and opportunities available for students to pursue high wage, high demand jobs.

The first Career Exploration Friday is Nov. 3, focused on the manufacturing industry. Students will visit SpaceLabs Healthcare ( and Technical Glass Products (, both in Snqoualmie. Bus transportation is provided and there is no cost for students to participate.

Mount Si students can sign up at by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1. Permission slips are required, available in the main office. Space is limited to the first 60 students who register. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Jerry Maher or Career Specialist Kristeen Ransavage.

Two Rivers students, can register by contacting Principal Rhonda Schmidt.

Future Career Exploration Fridays, rotating through additional industries, will be scheduled and announced soon.

For information on the participating organizations, visit:

Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce –

Snoqualmie Valley School District –

Snoqualmie Valley Community Network –

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