Participants will share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international cultures.
The weekend offers activities with a focus on science, outdoor education, healthy living, and meaningful service in order to strengthen the mentoring relationship.
Position yourself to get paid! Get the job you want and build your future. Identify skills and learn how to prepare for your career.
Career exploration is the “process in which an individual chooses an educational path or training or a job which fits their interests, skills and abilities.” (www.businessdictionary.com/definition/ career-exploration.html, retrieved 07-25-12)
Workforce preparation refers to the skill-building and educational programming and training done with individuals to prepare them for work.
The following resources are available to assist in planning for a career and job success.
You may have heard this statement: “It’s not always the best person who gets the job, but the person best at getting the job.” Many experts agree, so it’s worth investing time to understand everything you can about:
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michigan 4-H Youth Development
- 2013 Michigan 4-H Impact Reports
- 4-H Career Education Activities, Handouts & Presentations
- Be the “E” Entrepreneurship national 4-H curriculum
- Before the Job Search (Portfolios, Resumes & References)
- Career Bookmarks
- Career Exploration Tools
- College Financial Aid Resources
- Communications Toolkit: Fun, Skill-Building Activities to Do With Kids (4H1560)
- Going Solo
- Good Manners
- Identifying Your Skill Set
- Maintaining the Job
- Networking and the Job Search
- Resumes and Portfolios
- State and national 4-H websites
- The Interview
- The Job Hunt (Job Fairs, Networking, Job Applications)
- The Seven Steps to a Great Thank-You Note
- Youth entrepreneurship sites