These opportunities are facilitated by a sustained work-readiness effort with Career Cruising Network located in the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River in Iowa and Illinois!
Career Cruising Network connects education with employers across all industries to help students achieve their career goals and address our community’s workforce development needs. This fully integrated web-based program provides unique, powerful tools for employers, students, educators, and parents/mentors throughout our region.
The database of Work-Based Learning Activities will continue after the CCN shutdown on May 31, 2020.
Talent Link is a partnership between The Moline Foundation's Career Cruising Network and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges' Intermediary Program.
Its Mission is to EMPOWER middle and high school youth, young adults, and job seekers by helping them better understand themselves, and the world of work, provide opportunities to EXPLORE career options, and ENGAGE youth and adults with local business and industry to provide real-world and hands-on experience that inspire academic and career success.
Go to www.theTalentLink.org for more information.
For 27 years, students have been going to work with their parents, guardians or a mentor to help them better understand what they are preparing for after their education. Studies have found that it boosts employee morale as well as encourages employees to participate in other work-based learning activities [WBLA] such as job shadowing, classroom speakers, internships and more.
Educators and students find it helpful to make that connection between staying in school and why they must learn certain subjects to the workplace. Parents/guardians and mentors even receive the benefit of a shared experience that helps the student understand what the parents do and start the conversation about what the student might want to do.
Take Our Daughters to Work Day was created in New York City in the summer of 1992 by the Ms. Foundation capturing 37 million children, parents, schools in over 3.5 million workplaces across the country and 200 countries around the world! The program was officially expanded in 2003 to include boys. It not only gives career information and education needs but also helps combats gender stereotypes at the workplace.
Something to think about--maybe next year.
Career Cruising Network business partners engage and inspire students to learn about companies, careers, and networking opportunities in their own communities.
Join Career Cruising Network by adding a Company Profile, or participate interactively as an on-line Career Coach or Work-based Learning Activity provider.
Contact us with any questions about how you or your company can participate in Career Cruising Network. We can provide more information by phone, e-mail or in-person.
Students can discover, explore, and experience their careers of interest using Career Cruising Network.
The Network's resources for educators help facilitate comprehensive career development programs in schools and classrooms.