Career Connection

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Career Connections

 

The FCCLA Career Connection program guides youth to link their options and skills for success in families, careers, and communities. Through individual, cooperative, and competitive activities, members— discover their strengths, target career goals, and initiate a plan for achieving the lifestyle they desire.

Career Connection Units:

Career Connection guides students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects. The projects improve the quality of life in six (6) units. Students focus activities on different aspects of career development. Students can choose a unit, then plan and carry out related projects that strengthen their awareness of skills needed for careers.

  • PLUG IN to Careers — Understand work and the Career Connection Program
  • SIGN ON to the Career Connection — Link personal interests, skills, and goals to career clusters
  • PROGRAM Career Steps — Prepare with education, leadership, and work experience
  • LINK UP to Jobs — Learn to find and land a job
  • ACCESS SKILLS for Career Success— Practice being productive on the job and promotable
  • INTEGRATE Work and Life — Manage interconnected roles in families, careers, and communities.

Awards

FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete the Career Connection projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Career Connection Program Award application.

  • High School Award — $1,000
  • Middle School Award — $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award — $500

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1.The online award system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.

http://www.fcclainc.org/content/career-connection/

Career Connections projects help members find career interests. Here are a few ways to use this National Program.

  • Set up a team of “career tutors in your school.
  • Assemble and distribute a directory of local employers who hire young people.
  • Develop and present interview do’s and don’t skits.
  • Assemble a transportation career fair for little children with vehicles and career areas in your school parking lot (police cars, fire trucks,  construction vehicles, delivery trucks, home health care cars, etc) and their corresponding career persons.

Awards:

FCCLA offers national recognition to chapters that complete the Career Connection projects. This honor includes cash awards and special recognition at the National Leadership Conference, online, and in Teen Times magazine. Chapters apply online for recognition for their hard work and innovative projects with the National Career Connection Program Award application.

  • High School Award — $1,000
  • Middle School Award — $1,000
  • Runner-Up Award — $500

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online to FCCLA national headquarters by March 1. The online award system will automatically close March 1, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Award applications are available at the National FCCLA Website: www.fcclainc.org

http://www.fcclainc.org/content/career-connection/