How can students get involved?
Learn about yourself and how that relates to your future!
- Stop by the College and Career Center
- Attend business liaison visits with Lunchtime Grill
- Attend 10th period CHISEL sessions
- Add to your portfolio in various classes
- Complete a reflection exercise
- Attend field trips to local businesses
- Take skills, interests, or personality assessments in the College and Career Center
- Shadow a professional in a career field
- Volunteer in an area of interest
How can businesses and organizations get involved?
Develop a partnership with us!
- Invite students to tour your business/facility
- Volunteer to speak to small groups of students during the Lunchtime Grill — See our Presenter Guide to help you prepare
- Accept short-term job shadow students
- Visit a class as guest speaker
- Act as a mentor for students interested in your career field
- Talk to us about other opportunities to get involved or other pathways for students to experience the world of work.
Professional Skills Workshops-10th Period
Interviewing Skills | Coryer Staffing | 11/29/17
Students recently met after school with David Coryer and Meg LeFebvre of Coryer Staffing. David Coryer is the Co-Founder and COO and Meg LeFebvre is Communications Manager and recruiter at Coryer Staffing.
Mr. Coryer and Ms. LeFebvre offered helpful and realistic tips and hints to students visiting the session for a variety of reasons. Students who had upcoming college interviews, job interviews, or who were there as part of class enrichment, gained specific and timely tips about interviewing. Making eye contact, writing thank you notes, dressing the part, researching companies before the interview, and advice for students to get comfortable talking about themselves, were all topics discussed in the session.
Your Cyber Footprint | SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Cybersecurity and Technology | 1/12/18
Cristian Balan, the Coordinator for the Center for Cybersecurity and Technology at SUNY Plattsburgh, presented information to students about how their online information can be shared and viewed. Students learned about how employers are reviewing social media in hiring practices and through cyber-vetting. Mr. Balan spoke about the how information put online now can impact individuals in the future, as well as how to avoid too large of a cyber footprint.
Classroom CHISEL Activities
Center for Cybersecurity and Technology | 3/2/18
Students visited the Center for Cybersecurity and Technology at SUNY Plattsburgh to learn about opportunities related to computer security and computer information systems. The center offers students hands-on opportunities to practice skills learned through their programs. Peru students from AP Computer Science and businesses classes joined the trip to learn about these programs while gaining insight into high-demand careers related to computer security.
Jeffords Steel and Engineering Visit | 4/28/17
Students from Drawing, Drafting, and Production, Architectural CAD, and IMPACTT technology classes visited Jeffords Steel as an extension of a visit in the fall from Jesse Ringer, President of Jeffords Steel and Engineering. Mr. Ringer visited several classes at Peru to discuss the steel fabrication process and to discuss the use of blueprints. The CHISEL Project facilitate a site visit to Jeffords to learn about the fabrication process from beginning to end.
X-Ray Technologists | 4/25/17
Sarah Duquette and Shayley Russell, first year students in the Radiologic Technology program at UVM Health Network-CVPH visited with a Living Environment class and interested students during the Lunchtime Grill on Tuesday. They told students about their individual pathways to the program and explained what it takes to pursue a career in x-ray technology. They fielded questions about the daily role of an x-ray technologist as well as provided information about other career pathways related to their field of study.
Career Field Trips
AT&T Shadow Day | 5/23/18
A group of Peru students in grades 9-12 participated in AT&T Shadow Day on 5/23. This full day event began with students learning about cellular technology advancement and careers. After visiting the AT&T store, students visited the Mold-Rite manufacturing facility, where they were able to see the products produced there as well as to learn about the various positions available in the facility.
Next, students visited Schluter Systems and learned about their products while viewing their warehouse and shipping facility. Students were treated to lunch and reflected on the opportunity to attend the shadow day in their Naviance accounts. This opportunity was brought to the CHISEL Project at Peru through the North Country Workforce Development Board.
Grade Level Activities
12th Grade Coryer Staffing Presentation | 12/10/18
David and Elizabeth Coryer from Coryer Staffing presented information to the Peru senior class about employment pathways during this CHISEL grade level event.
Through making the connection with seniors now, Coryer Staffing was introduced as a resource for exploring job and career opportunities in the near future. Students headed directly to work after graduation as well as those attending college learned about the types of jobs available in the North Country, and about pathways to employment.
2018 Peer to Peer Career Fair
On March 8, 2018 ninth grade students presented career cluster research to sixth grade students. Ninth grade students completed a career cluster finder survey in Naviance earlier this fall. Students then conducted research on their top career cluster. Thirty five students volunteered to extend their research by creating a presentation about their cluster and career to present to sixth grade students.
Sixth grade students took career cluster surveys, which will be saved in their CHISEL portfolios, to match them with corresponding presentations. Each sixth grader rotated through three presentations during the fair.