Every year, all 10th grade students in Bennington County gather for a day of Career Exploration called The Sophomore Career Summit. This year we will travel to Bennington College on April 8, 2020. Now in its fifteenth year, this is an opportunity for our youth to connect with professionals in our community in order to learn more about possible career paths and start thinking about their futures. The ultimate objective is to have students start looking ahead and build a personalized learning plan and curriculum that reflects their individual interests and goals. In order for your son or daughter to participate in this event, please sign the attached permission slip.
Our goal for the Sophomore Career Summit is to make students aware of the many opportunities available in our rapidly changing workplace. The Summit is another step in the process of helping students to personalize their educational experience and better understand the flexible pathways available to them. Through this field trip sophomores will learn about high school classes, extra-curricular activities, post-secondary education, and training options to consider as they develop a vision for their future. The students will attend career panel sessions, led by professionals who represent different occupations within a broad career area, to learn about their pre-selected fields of interest.
On the day of the field trip, students will arrive to and depart from the high school campus, according to the regular school schedule. Roundtrip transportation by school bus to and from the colleges is provided for all students. Students have lunch on the Bennington College campus free of charge.
Please fill out the form so your student may participate in this exciting and valuable opportunity. Please feel free to contact me with any questions: 447-7511 X2221.
School to Work Director