Here are some links to helpful career information:
Join Henrico CTE on Tuesday, December 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for our virtual
Life Ready Expo: Natural Resources & Agriculture!
Meeting Link - No registration required
Do You Like To…
- Work with your hands?
- Grow food and plants?
- Work mostly outdoors?
- Help people?
Natural Resources & Agriculture is about using your love of science and the environment to prepare for careers that involve improving the quality and safety of food, animals, and cultivating and preserving our natural resources. Agriculture is Virginia’s largest private industry, with an economic impact of $52 billion each year, providing for 300,000 jobs.
Area Students, grades 7 -12, and their caregivers will have the opportunity to virtually talk with employers to learn about lucrative career opportunities for students, the corresponding educational requirements, compensation, as well as answer questions about their business. careers pathways.
Their award-winning Life Ready Expo last year brought thousands of students, grades 7 -12, and their parents/caregivers together with 150 participating businesses to gain knowledge about careers. This year, they are offering several mini Life Ready Expos where students and parents will have the opportunity to virtually talk with employers from all career clusters to learn about careers pathways, the corresponding educational requirements, compensation, as well as answer questions about their businesses.
Each Life Ready Expo will:
- Highlight the many lucrative career opportunities for students so that parents understand the value of alternatives to the traditional 4-year college path
- Encourage businesses to engage with students prior to graduation to help fulfill their future workforce needs
- Help students select career pathways of interest and understand what options this includes, salaries and the education needed to be successful in that pathway
They have broken down the remaining 16 career clusters into 6 groupings based on their commonalities. Below, you can see the corresponding career clusters and the dates of their upcoming Life Ready Expos.
Schedule of Life Ready Expos:
Tues. Dec. 8, 2020 ----- Natural Resources & Agriculture, 6-8pm
Wed. Jan. 13, 2021 ---- Human Services
Tues. Jan. 26, 2021 ---- Business Management & Technology
Tues. Feb. 9, 2021 ----- Health Services
Tues. Feb. 23, 2021 --- Industrial & Engineering Technology
Tues. March 9, 2021 - Arts & Communications