Roanoke City

5-5-5 Five Careers in Five Days for Fifth Graders

Categories: Roanoke City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question we've all asked ourselves. Each summer, 5th graders in our summer enrichment program (RCPS+) are exposed to five careers in five days. The program takes place at our CTE Center (ROTEC). The goal is for students to start thinking about their future at a young age. Career choices include Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, TV Video Production, Engineering and many more. About 250 students pariticpate every year and is one of the most popular programs. Community partnerships are essential to the success including the Taubman Museum of Art. On the last day of the program, all the students visit the museum and essentially run it for the day!

Contact:

Justin McLeod
Community Relations Coordinator
jmcleod@rcps.info
(540) 853-2816


RVA Future Centers

Categories: Roanoke City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

RVA Future Centers offer an exciting new opportunity aimed at increasing the number of Richmond Public Schools graduates accessing quality post-high school college and career opportunities, by providing a strong system of support, information, and assistance to RPS high school students. The long-term vision is to provide meaningful non-financial and financial support to all RPS high school students, before, during and after graduation, to bolster students’ long-term educational and economic success after high school. This is a collaborative initiative between the City of Richmond, Richmond Public Schools, and the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation. Each of the five comprehensive high schools have an RVA Future Center staffed by a dedicated professional to create, organize, and implement career/college activities focused on student success beyond high school.

Contact:

Toria Howell
Program Director, RVA Future Centers
thowell@richmond.k12.va.us
804-780-8623