A new program called the EXPLORE Project will be launched in the fall, allowing students to connect what they have learned at school with workplace skills.
It comes after a successful initiative by the Richmond School District at Hugh Boyd secondary in April, when an eight-week class was held to help students explore their career goals and teach employable skills.
“We’ve heard many parents saying there are gaps between school and getting a job, and they need programs to help the kids transitioning from high school to the adulthood,” said Catherine Kwan, project lead and district consultant.
Different from career planning courses high schools usually offer, this project is a joint effort by three organizations – the school board, Avia Employment Services, and Developmental Disabilities Association. EXPLORE will provide students with as much career-related resources as possible.
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