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C101 Career Exposure
Career Exposure programs provide opportunities for rising 8th-grade youth (ages 12-14) to develop the beginnings of a strong vocational identity, understand what careers are available in local, high-priority growth industries, and what skills and experience those careers require. Specifically, Career Exposure programs engage youth in completion of an interest inventory, in-depth research into career clusters (e.g., research projects, guest speakers, job shadowing, worksite and/or college visits), and completion of an individualized career plan. This is only open to youth who currently reside in the city of Philadelphia. There are specific requirements that need to be met in order for the youth to participate. The program runs for six weeks during the summer. Any information on these programs can be found at http://www.workready.org/
P88 Internship Program
Internships offer summer work experience and career exposure opportunities for youth with prior work experience and a basic understanding of workplace competencies. Interns work independently rather than in groups and participate in a series of professional development workshops that focus on career exploration and aptitude assessment as well as work-readiness. Participants have the choice of completing a work-based learning project or a portfolio. This is only open to youth who currently reside in the city of Philadelphia. There are specific requirements that need to be met in order for the youth to participate. The program runs for six weeks during the summer. Any information on these programs can be found at http://www.workready.org/
The C101 and P88 programs are funded by PYN, Philadelphia Youth Network.
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