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    Mrs. Melissa Leopper-Career Specialist



    ->Career & Technology Education Newsletter <-

    May edition

      CCSD Career & Technology Education website

    Find information about careers, jobs, job shadowing, apprenticeships, internships, and summer opportunities.



    3rd year high school students will take a career readiness assessment. WIN Ready to Work is the most recent assessment and students have the opportunity to earn a Career Readiness Certificate that can be used after high school and college when entering various career fields.


    CCSD Summer Internship Program

    Did you know that Charleston County School District offers PAID summer internships in a variety of departments for rising seniors?


    Examples of CCSD Departments Hosting Student Interns:

    ● Transportation

    ● Nutrition Services

    ● ESOL / Bilingual Support

    ● Contracts & Procurement

    ● Electrical Maintenance

    ● Accounting - Fixed Assets

    ● Grounds and General Services

    ● Information Technology Help Desk & Field Support

    ● Facilities Management Programming

    ● SAIL & SMAART Camp Counselor

    ● HR / Benefits

    ● Community Relations, & More!



    Charleston County Department of Public Safety Student Leadership and Intern Program

    Provides students who have completed their junior year with the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship to learn about the Public Safety department within Charleston County while providing them with the opportunity to obtain future employment within the 9-1-1 service, emergency medical services, or fire department.

    Pays $16.30 an hour for six (6) weeks

    The program began this past summer. Students received training in basic life skills, stop the bleed and CPR from EMS and the students assigned to the 9-1-1 Center achieved certification from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch for attending and passing the Emergency Telecommunicators Certification course. Upon completion of the program, students received a certificate of attendance with a record of their hours





    TeenToks Virtual Internship is running June 12 - July 14, 2023.

    TeenToks, a mental health app for teens & tweens, late last year. TeenToks features hundreds of teen-made videos on stress management, peer pressure, body image, and more. They are passionate about ending the stigma around mental health.

    They are hiring for content creation and marketing internship positions. If you’re a teen or know a teen who is passionate about mental health, has a knack for digital creation, and wants some real-life work experience, then this internship is for you!

    Apply online



    Boeing's Summer Internships are now open. They will have internship opportunities at the following locations.

    1.) Boeing Interiors Responsibility Center –North Campus on Patriot Blvd. in Ladson

    2.) Boeing Final Assembly –Airport Campus on International Blvd., North Charleston

    Student Participation Requirements:

    • Rising seniors on track to graduate in June 2024
    • Above 80 average in all classes, educator recommendation form, and current resume
    • Reliable transportation & availability throughout the summer
    • Course Credit: 120 hours minimum of work, weekly journals on experiences, and 2 supervisor reviews
    Application Deadline: April 28, 2023
    Students will be interviewed May 4 - 5, 2023


    Studio Art Summer Immersion (SASI) at the College of Charleston is a unique, two-week intensive summer program offering local high school juniors and seniors with a strong demonstrated interest in studio art exposure to college-level studio art foundation classes. Students will get experience working with local artist educators to produce works in mediums focused on drawing, painting, digital photos, and mixed media. Students walk away with portfolio-quality work and images for their college application and personal use. The program is centered on providing college-bound students with a dynamic summer experience in an arts-focused college setting, including outings and visits to local galleries and museums.

    For info and to apply online


    Top 10 work skills for 2022 and Beyond Video


    Summer 2023 Opportunities for Career Exploration

    • All of the opportunities listed are Student Led, meaning students must take the leadership role in applications, etc. Students should speak with their teacher, school counselor, and parents before applying for any of these opportunities.

    • Be sure to check out the Trident Region’s Youth Apprenticeship program, another amazing career exploration opportunity!


    Paid Youth Apprenticeships for Rising 11th & 12th Graders, and Graduating Seniors

    Apprenticeshp Info


    South Carolina Aquarium Teen Science Cafe'

    Register online scaquarium.org/teensciencecafe

    Look out for future speaking events. 



     Roper St. Francis Healthcare

    Roper St. Francis has various programs for students to learn about the Health field.

    SCRUBS (events are currently not being held, but check out their website for info)

    SCRUBS "U" Career Sessions
    SCRUBS “U” features quarterly evening sessions concentrating on specific areas of health careers. Each program offers an exciting glimpse into a medical field.

    Scrubs Health Summer Careers Camp - activity-filled week offering students who have an interest in health careers an opportunity to explore nursing & medical careers. Check the wesbite for the dates.

    SCRUBS Mentoring Program - allows students on medical career tracks the opportunity to work along with staff at the bedside in a mentored role. The program is designed for pre-nursing, MD and PA career track students.

    Job Shadowing

    Check out their website for more information on these programs.



    Army: goarmy.com

    Navy: navy.com

    Air Force: airforce.com

    Marines: marines.com

    Coast Guard: gocoastguard.com

    ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

    Planning to enter the military, you will have to complete the ASVAB and earn a minimum score depending on the branch you are interested in entering.

    Learn more about the ASVAB and practice on the sites linked below.

          Official ASVAB site



          FREE practice

          ASVAB Fact sheet

    Coast Guard 

    Why Join



    Enlisted Job Fields

    Culinary Specialist in the Coast Guard info




    Green Heart Project Summer Youth Internship- PAID

    As an intern, you will develop career preparedness, healthy living skills that promote engaged citizenship trough urban farming. You will assist with farm maintenance, produce sales and engage in lessons connecting food, health, culture, and the environment on an urban farm.

    Application Deadline: March 31st
    Program Dates: June 12th- August 4th





    Charleston RiverDogs are now hiring! Join an award-winning team offering great pay, set shift, free parking, free uniforms, free tickets. If interested, email the Food & Beverage Manager, Amber Hoteling, ahoteling@riverdogs.com



    Amazon wants to hire CCSD students! They will work around student's schedules. For more information and to view opportunities, visit their Opportunities for Students website.


    Links below

    MicroCareerBursts - www.microcareerburst.com - Virtual job shadowing in various career fields.

        Username: SC2020     Password: gr8tcareers


    CCSD Career & Technology Education

    Common Skills on High Demand booklet

    Mapping Your Path

    STEM Jobs

    Discus - Career Preparation resources

    Careers in the Military

    SC Works Labor Market Data

    SC Virtual Library Career resources

    Day at work Videos

    Cyber Security Schools

    Cybersecurity Guide

    ACT College and Career Readiness Workbook

    RadiologySchools411 - resources on careers in medical imaging, including information on career paths in Radiologic science