Watertown, NY- January 13, 2016, GPS for Success is a new multi-platform website, MyGPSForSuccess.com, that students and underemployed adults will use to learn about career opportunities, income potential and education/training requirements in 16 career clusters identified locally and nationally as experiencing a shortage of skilled workers entering the workforce. The website features digital content showcasing the careers as a distinct group of occupations and industries based on the knowledge and skills they require.
The goal is to help educators and students of all ages explore different career development options and better prepare them for college and/or a vocational career. The website will be used by education providers, employment and training agencies, students and underemployed adults to learn about the identified career opportunities, income potential and education/training requirements, in all 16 of the career clusters in our area, where there is a shortage of skilled workers.
GPS for Success is a critical resource for cash-strapped school districts, which are now required to complete career plans for all students. GPS for Success will be promoted to 35 school districts in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence County school districts as a career planning tool and demonstrate the multi-platform website at career day events. BOCES will also use the site as a tool for career pathing for adult education students. Nearly 3,000 9th grade students will be exposed to the website content, in addition to students in other grades and those in BOCES adult education programs.
The 16 career clusters that will be featured on the website include: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math; Manufacturing; Education/Training; Human Services; Government and Public Administration; Information Technology; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics; Arts, AV Technology and Communications; Business Management/Administration; Finance, Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; and Marketing.
This educational initiative is brought to you by WPBS-DT and presented by the Northern New York Community Foundation with support from Jefferson-Lewis BOCES and St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES.
WPBS-DT will be hosting a launch event, Wednesday, February 24th from
3pm – 5pm, at the WPBS Studio, located at 1056 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY. Please RSVP to this free event at wpbstv.org/tickets to reserve you seat. Refreshments will be provided.
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