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    WELCOME BACK!  2020-2021 School Year Off to a Strong Start!
     
    Work Based Learning Program Accepting Student Applications
    Students if you are 16 years old or older and you are workin, then you may be eligible to earn school credit for your work hours.  Consider signing up for the Work Based Learning Program.  More details and directions for how to get started with sign-up can be found at the CTE Work Based Learning Webpage.  Questions?  Contact Mrs. Brown at jbrown@bisd303.org.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Looking for some career exploration opportunities while you are staying at home? 
    Want to daydream a bit about your future?  

    May is Career Connected Learning Month!

    OSPI will be hosting distance sessions for students every day at 3:30 pm, starting May 4th.  Students can engage in 30-45 minute live sessions hosted via Zoom and live streamed on YouTube which focus on Washington-based jobs that might align with their interests and goals, and engage in employer-created challenges. Information and recordings of previous discussions will be posted at CareerConnect@Home. (This website will be live by Monday, April 27th.)

    Each week there is a different theme and different companies that will be sharing information about their available jobs and answering students’ questions. Here’s the breakdown of each week’s theme (these are still tentative and may change slightly before May 4th):

    Week 1 (May 4 – May 8): “Technology and Innovation Week”: Technology and Information

    Week 2 (May 11 – May 15): “Building Washington Week”: Manufacturing, Construction, Energy

    Week 3 (May 18 – May 22): “Be a Boss Week”: Entrepreneurship and Start-ups

    Week 4 (May 25 – May 29): “Lead Your Community Week”: Education, Health Care, Government, Non-profits (note: no session on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25)

     

     
     
     
    February Future Footprint: All students are invited to attend the February Future Footprint on Wednesday, February 12th during your lunch period. Future Footprint is a career exploration speaker series hosted by the CTE Department with a different career focus each month.  Future Footprint guest speakers will share information about their careers and answer students' questions. The topic for February is technology-related careers.  Speakers coming to talk with students include: software product manager, master model maker, start-up advisor, data engineer, and video producer.Future Footprint will be held the BHS Library Reading Room during both 1st and 2nd lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the session. The CTE Department will provide the cookies!    
     
    CTE Winter Internship Program - accepting applications
    Expand your skills and connect with your future by considering an internship - it's a great way to delve into a career path and see if it might float your boat!  Students age 16 and up at BHS and EHHS are encouraged to apply for this program.  Please see the CTE Department homepage for the program link on the left hand side.  There you will find more details regarding which organizations are offering unpaid internships through this program, the program dates, how to apply, required forms, and the program deadlines. NOTE: You need to be logged into BISD to see the internship program link on the left.
     
    Guest Speaker: Wizards of the Coast
    Do you have a passion for fun and entertainment? Are you curious about how games are designed and how people get into game-related careers?  Do you have a talent for programming, game play, statistics, or the arts?
    Guest speaker Mike Turian from Wizards of the Coast will be at BHS on Tuesday, December 17th in room 207 from 3:15-4:30 PM to talk about being a product designer for both digital and face-to-face games. Come listen to Mike and learn more about this amazing Pacific Northwest company and careers in gaming.  
    Students must sign up for this presentation at the following link:
     
    November Future Footprint: All students are invited to attend the November Future Footprint on Wednesday, November 20th during your lunch period. Future Footprint is a career exploration speaker series hosted by the CTE Department with a different career focus each month.  Future Footprint guest speakers will share information about their careers and answer students' questions. The topic for November is careers in business, management, and administration.  Speakers coming to talk with students include careers in: business development, entrepreneurship, finance, project management, and small business ownership.
    Future Footprint will be held the BHS Library Reading Room during both 1st and 2nd lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the session. The CTE Department will provide the cookies!   
     
      
    October Future Footprint: 
    All students are invited to attend the October Future Footprint on Wednesday, October 23rd during your lunch period. Future Footprint is a career exploration speaker series hosted by the CTE Department with a different career focus each month.  Future Footprint guest speakers will share information about their careers and answer students' questions. The topic for October is careers in arts, audio/visual technology, and communications.  Speakers coming to talk with students include careers in: photography, culinary arts/chef, theater arts, digital arts/director, digital design, and interior design.
    Future Footprint will be held the BHS Library Reading Room during both 1st and 2nd lunch. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch to the session. The CTE Department will provide the cookies!