Career Connections: Student Resources

Tidbits of Useful Information

  • Summer Employment at Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge:   Every summer NorthWoods Stewardship Center partners with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to hire local youth who work at the Steward B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.  The Youth Conservation Corps complete important conservation projects, gain hands-on employment experience and work closely with refuge staff.  Each crew is made up of 4-6 crew members (ages 14-18) and 2 crew leaders (ages 19+).  Th employment season rungs June 22 through 31, 2020.  Crew members work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8a.m. until 4:30p.m.  Crew members earn $12-12.75 per hour.  Work projects include trail work, invasive species removal, improving wildlife habitat, water quality testing and working with wildlife.  See the Youth Conservation Corps link below under Student Resources for more information or to submit an application.  
  • Consider an apprenticeship in the building trades as a post high school education option.  Apprenticeships offer tuition-free training, and you get to earn while you learn on the job.    Click here for information about apprenticeships in the construction trades (electricians, brick masons, carpenters, construction workers, boilermakers, painters, pipelayers, etc.).
  • Click here for a video of the Medical/Health Industry Panel discussion on December 10, 2019.  Professionals from the industry described their occupations and their career journeys.  Learn what you can do in high school to be successful in the field.  
  • Career/Job Shadow Experience:   Westbrook High School recommends that students participate in career or job shadowing experiences throughout high school so that you can learn about industries and occupations.   Career/Job Shadow experiences happen during the school day.  Students in Grades 9 through 11 are invited to participate in an annual school-sponsored grade-level job shadow experience, but you are also encouraged to shadow independently.  You are excused from classes to participate but you must see Ms. Carson to gain necessary permissions to miss classes.  If you are interested in participating in a Career/Job Shadow Experience,  see Ms. Carson in the Guidance Office.