A Career Awareness activity in which small groups of youth and young adults visit a workplace, learn about the business, meet employees, ask questions and observe work in progress.
A Career Awareness activity where an employer partner visits a classroom and provides a presentation on their company, industry and occupation. Guest Speakers also address the application of academics in a real-world context.
A Career Exploration activity where a youth or young adult interviews an employee of a partner business about his/her career and industry.
A Career Exploration activity in which a youth or young adult is paired with an employee of a program partner business and follows that employee during much of a regular work day. A Job Shadow provides youth and young adults the opportunity to experience the workplace, understand the various roles and duties of a particular occupation, learn about the business, connect with a working adult and observe work in progress.
A career preparation activity in which a youth or young adult has the opportunity to develop and demonstrate professional and occupational skills by addressing a core business function and doing productive work with a DYCD employer partner.
A Career Preparation activity in which a youth or young adult has the opportunity to learn by doing real work and being productively engaged in the workplace. They may work in teams, rotate through a number of departments and job functions, or work on a project of interest to the youth or young adult and of value to the employer partner.
A Career Preparation activity where small groups of youth and young adults (4-6 per team) are engaged in solving a problem or a challenge issued by an employer in consultation with an instructor.
A Career Exploration activity in which a youth or young adult is matched one-on-one or in small groups with an adult professional to explore potential careers and related educational issues.