Bridging the Gap: Life After High School
The Career Bridge Advisory Council
The 9th Annual Career Bridge Seminar
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Charles Mack Citizen Center
6:30 – 8:15 pm
The Career Bridge Advisory Council invites you to attend its 9th annual Career Bridge Seminar designed to provide students, parents, and community members with information related to:
- High School Course Offerings
- Job Shadowing, Internship, and Apprenticeship Opportunities
- The Career and Technical Education Program
- Employment Opportunities after High School
- Post Secondary Education and Financial Assistance
The Career Bridge Advisory Council works with the Mooresville Graded School District to create a vibrant school-community partnership guiding students toward career preparation by connecting business and industry with education. The Council does this by helping students and staff:
- Gain work experience in business and industry
- Focus on the skills students need to succeed in the 21st Century
- Expand opportunities for students to obtain job shadowing and internship experiences
More information about the Career Bridge Seminar (including the seminar schedule) can be found by visiting the MGSD website.
*Students attending both sessions of the seminar and completing the required form will receive extra credit.
Breakout Presentation Descriptions:
Paying for College - Financial Aid and Scholarships: Cedars/Merchant Rooms
A year of college education can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $70,000. In this session, the MHS College Adviser, Mr. Rotunda, will share best practices and information about making college affordable for students and families.
College Admissions 101: Cedars/Merchant Rooms
It's never too early to start the thinking about and planning for your first steps after high school. In this session, the MHS College Adviser, Mr. Rotunda, will discuss the High School timeline for going to college – from selecting courses freshman year up through deciding on that next step.
Career and College Promise and Certified Production Technician Courses: Moore Room
How can you earn free college credit while in high school? Representatives from Mitchell Community College will highlight the benefits of Career & College Promise “CCP” which is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high school students. In addition, learn about how you can earn a free Certified Production Technician Certificate.
The future of the Job Market in Iredell County is Advanced Manufacturing: Peddler Room
Sam Mishler, Niagra Bottling Plant Director, will highlight modern manufacturing careers and entry-level opportunities. He will explain education versus experience for long-term career progression.
What Employers Want: Burlington/Lowrance Rooms
Keli Greer, Town of Mooresville HR Director, will outline critical skills employers look for when interviewing potential employees. She will share steps for a successful interview and how to stand out as the best candidate.
Apprenticeship 2000: Peddler Room
Learn how to get paid while attending college AND have all of your college expenses paid. In this session, Bob Romanelli, Max Daetwyler Corporation Apprenticeship Coordinator, will describe the Apprenticeship 2000 program, qualifications needed, benefits and application process. A current apprenticeship student will be available to answer questions.
Mooresville High School Career and Technical Course Offerings: Moore Room
CTE staff members from Mooresville High School will provide an overview of courses offered in order to give both middle school students and parents a better understanding of opportunities available for all students upon entering MHS. Certifications and Career & Technical Student Organizations will be emphasized; as well as, current students presenting why they love CTE classes!
Head and Hands- What you do today is important for your future: Burlington/Lowrance Rooms
Come hear what job prospects and trends will exist in Iredell County in the future. Jessica Stewart, Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Director of Communications, will outline what you need to do now to prepare for the jobs of the future.