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Lights Camera Action!

The stage was set as six teams of enthusiastic middle school students from Cocalico, Ephrata Area, Gerald Hueskin (Conestoga Valley), Martin Meylin (Lampeter Strasburg), Marticville (Penn Manor), and Pequea Valley began a journey last fall to a place they had never been before. Equipped with cameras, curiosity, and creativity, they accepted their mission: to learn …

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Industry recognized credentials

An industry-recognized credential refers to a certification that holds value within a specific industry or field. These credentials are sought or accepted by multiple employers within the industry.  “Credentials have currency in two primary ways: they (1) help an individual find employment or advance in the workforce and/or (2) accelerate a student’s progression into and through postsecondary …

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A hand up in affording higher education

Lancaster Dollars for Higher Learning has been helping Lancaster County students attain higher education by providing interest-free loans since 1961. Our program not only helps students afford higher education, but also helps them understand the responsibility of financial management without the burden of interest and fees as well as the importance of giving back to …

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project based curriculum collaboration

Why Do We Need to Learn This? A typical career path of a teacher includes graduating from high school, attending a four-year college to receive a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate, and returning to the elementary or secondary education classroom.  Often, teachers have limited experience in industries outside of education beyond the part-time jobs …

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Back to School at any age

I knew retirement wouldn’t agree with me. I owned and operated a small business, a dance studio, in Lititz, for forty-four years. I made lasting relationships and looked forward each year to making new memories with the dancers and their families. During the pandemic, I searched for grants and applied for funds and forgivable loans …

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Lancaster county gets career exploration kiosks – look around!

Can you find the career exploration kiosk in your neighborhood or school?  37 kiosks are being distributed around the county, in locations throughout the city and countryside, at community organizations, public libraries, and local school districts.   Why career exploration kiosks?  Career exploration should be easy and accessible for students and job seekers. No appointment is …

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Cooperative Work Experience – Brilliant!

At Garden Spot High School, interested and eligible seniors can participate in a co-op experience, leaving school to go to work while earning academic credit. Students enrolled in a co-op program are paid while on the job.  co-op experiences give students the opportunity to explore careers, before committing to one.     Co-ops fall under the …

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4 habilidades y 4 pasos para una carrera exitosa

Explorar direcciones profesionales, buscar oportunidades de aprendizaje en el trabajo, investigar salarios para diferentes carreras y comprender las habilidades de empleabilidad ayudará a iniciar una carrera exitosa. ¡Lancaster listo para una carrera! tiene los recursos para ayudar a los estudiantes y solicitantes de empleo a hacer todas estas cosas. Es un lugar para comenzar su viaje profesional. Puede parecer abrumador mirar hacia adelante...

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Careers in Agriculture

Es la temporada de ferias del condado en Lancaster. Las ferias del condado han sido parte del paisaje del condado de Lancaster durante mucho tiempo. Miles de personas asisten cada año a una de las muchas ferias del condado, donde la agricultura suele ser el centro de atención. La comida y los animales forman parte del escenario familiar. El condado de Lancaster tiene la distinción de ser...

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