Career Planning

All CHS students will explore careers and colleges of interest on the Career Cruising website. This is a graduation requirement, which is part of the High School & Beyond Plan. Students will be able to:

  • Explore careers based on their interests.
  • Learn about careers, wages, and education requirements within industries.
  • Explore colleges, training options, and financial aid programs for their chosen career.
  • Create a portfolio that includes a resume, cover letter, and any other electronic documents that a student may need to apply for a job or college scholarship.

Students will be completing career assessments during their Social Studies and/or English classes during their freshman and sophomore years, by using the Career Cruising website.

In addition to the required career assessments through Career Cruising, students are encouraged to explore careers through the Big Future website.

HIGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The CCRC works with local businesses to support and advertise jobs for high school students. We update flyers weekly for students to apply to local job positions. It is important that all students have an entry-level resume and cover letter template prepared that accurately highlights their skills to potential employers.

RESUME WRITING
Students will learn how to create an entry-level resume. This resume assignment is a High School & Beyond graduation requirement and will be completed during sophomore English classes. Students will use their Career Cruising portfolio to create and store their resume.

COVER LETTER DEVELOPMENT
The CCRC can assist students with creating a Job Application Cover Letter. In addition, students can create a Cover Letter by using the Letter Generator Tool on the ReadWriteThink website.

JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS
Students will participate in mock interviews during their CTE courses at CHS. This has helped many students acquire positions and feel more at ease during initial interviews. The following are quick links to helpful job interview information:

APPRENTICESHIP, INTERNSHIP & JOB SHADOW PROGRAMS
Students are encouraged to participate in an Apprenticeship, Internship and/or job shadow program during high school.

TEEN WORKERS INFORMATION
Teen worker information provides students and parents with information about working during high school in Washington State.