The Center of Workforce Innovations is in search of qualified individuals willing to serve as advisors for the AmeriCorps Career Advisor initiative. This initiative, which covers seven counties and is going on its second year, will provide Northwest Indiana high school students with career information to assist them in their decision-making process and planning for their future after graduation. United Way of Porter County and AmeriCorps are partnering with the center for this initiative.
Career Advisors will work with teachers and counselors to prepare youth and their families for college, the idea of high wage and high demand careers, as well as lifelong learning. They will also mobilize businesses and community organizations to assist students through the school year and, hopefully, beyond.
The Center of Workforce Innovations says the ideal candidate for a Career Advisor position is someone who can use his or her knowledge and experiences to assist students in exploring careers and opportunities. Recently-retired professionals or semi-professionals are encouraged to participate, and college graduates or soon-to-be graduates should also consider this opportunity to gain experience.
Career Advisors will be trained in career advising, mentoring, internship development, and job shadowing, and they will also be equipped to assist students in achieving their career goals – which might include post-secondary education, apprenticeship and training programs.
Interested individuals should contact Kitty Meyer at the Center of Workforce Innovations at (219) 462-2940, ext. 44.