I deliver customized workshops and classes for schools, after-school, enrichment, and summer programs, and community-based organizations working with youth. I use contemporary career development theories to design events to meet students where they are in the Career Decision-Making Process.
Grades 4-6: increasing students' awareness of the wide array of occupations within and outside of their community; emphasizing the societal contributions and natures of occupations but not encouraging specific occupational decision-making; reducing bias and stereotyping by demonstrating the potential of occupations being open without restrictions based on social identities.
Grades 7-9: increasing self-understanding (interests, aptitudes, values) through career exploration but not making specific occupational choices; maximizing the options available for choice at the senior high and post-secondary levels; promoting readiness for participation in occupational preparation programs.
Grades 10-12: continuing activities specified earlier as appropriate; helping students make quality decisions regarding their educational/career plans at the post-secondary level.
Students doing a hands-on simulation to learn about manufacturing jobs of the past and present.