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    Have career related questions?
     See your School Counselor 
    Mrs. Melissa Leopper-Career Specialist



    ->Career & Technology Education Newsletter <-


    CCSD Career & Technology Education website



    3rd year high school students will take a career readiness assessment. The assessment is changing this 2021-2022 school year. The SC Department of Education will share the new assessment soon. Check back for more details.


    Interested in a career in Commercial Real Estate?

    Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW- http://www.crewcharleston.com/) will be holding a virtual training for ALL students interested in pursuing a career in the Commercial Real Estate industry.  As you see from the flyer, that includes a number of professions to include Attorneys, Appraisers, Bankers and Property Managers to name a few. The panelists will discuss what their role is to close a commercial real estate transaction.  

    The event is virtual and will be held Wednesday November 10th at 4pm and we hope to be able to present it to as many students interested in possibly obtaining a career in commercial real estate, or any of the paths that support the real estate transaction.  This is open to all students, all districts.

    More info here + registration Link: http://www.crewcharleston.com/crew-events



    Teen Science Ambassador program
    The Teen Science Ambassador program is an internship offered by the Youth Collaborative for individuals from groups that are underrepresented in STEM and have a passion for science. Ambassadors will join our team for weekly meetings at the Medical University of South Carolina, located in downtown Charleston. This program is possible through the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
    Ambassadors will be provided with dinner, travel assistance, and compensation.
    Must be at least 16 years old , and in the 10th or 11th grade.
    Deadline: November 30



    South Carolina Aquarium Teen Science Cafe'

    Register online scaquarium.org/teensciencecafe

    Look out for future speaking events. 



    Interested in Electrical Engineering or Manufacturing?

    NUCOR Technical Academy

    They are offering a 3 year full scholarship to a specific college for job related education as well as housing and other expenses.

    AND, ~ $80K annual salary to start after completion!!!


     Ideal candidates will possess the following:

    • Strong work ethic.
    • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn.
    • Self-motivated and hard working.
    • Have a High School GPA of 2.75 or above.


    • Tuition, Books, and fees covered by Nucor.
    • Housing provided for Students.
    • Hourly wages paid for both work and classroom hours.

    Application Process:

    Interested applicants should complete the steps below:

    1. Apply online to Shelton State Community College.
    2. Apply online at Nucor for the Nucor Tech Academy
    3. In your Nucor application please attach the following documents (or they can be emailed directly to me):
      • Complete and submit Student Information Sheet (please reference NSBC or Nucor Berkeley on the sheet along with Shelton State ID #)
      • Submit High School Transcript and SAT/ACT/Compass Scores to Nucor and Shelton State.
      • Send a one-page essay to Nucor Berkeley.
      • Submit a resume
    4. Take the Willingness Questionnaire through the online application

     Accepting applications for the 2022 class until January 31, 2022 

     Complete details regarding the program can be found at https://www.nucor.com/nucor-technical-academy.


    Q&A about the program



     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







    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

    19-20 Regional College & Career Guide

    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 2020 College and Career Readiness Workbook

    Article on best practices for students interviewing for jobs via video conferences