Career Challenge Day
Career Challenge Day is a free career exploration event for female and gender non-conforming students in grades 6-9. Meet people shaping the technology landscape of Vermont at your local tech center and participate in hands-on activities. Explore career pathways and learn about courses and extended learning activities for your Personalized Learning Plan.
This year’s event will be virtual, due to COVID-19. The virtual plan for Career Challenge Day includes:
- A hands-on project kit* with activity supplies that relate to one of RTCC’s non-traditional programs for girls and gender non-conforming youth
- Online descriptions of each non-traditional program at RTCC, with a video introduction from the program teacher and highlights of professional role models in those career fields
- A live, virtual hour-long event on Friday, March 26 from 10 - 11 a.m. in which Vermont Works for Women will introduce students to Career Challenge Day and RTCC program teachers will lead students in a hands-on workshop using the project kits. This will function as a “field trip” during the school day.
Participating RTCC programs: Advanced Manufacturing • Construction Trades & Management • Criminal Justice/Cyber Security • Diversified Agriculture • Electrical Technology
Hands-on activity kits will be available in five themes, each of which corresponds to one of the participating RTCC programs. Career Challenge Day participants will receive one hands-on kit each. There are a limited number of each theme, and we will do our best to give each student an activity kit they are interested in.
Students do not need to be enrolled in classes at Randolph Technical Career Center to attend this event! This event is open to all girls and gender non-conforming students from the RTCC sending area, not just those interested in going to RTCC!
Click here for the Career Challenge Day flyer. Please print and distribute it to 6th – 9th grade girls and gender non-conforming students at your school.
RTCC Sending Area Schools: Northfield Middle High School • Williamstown Middle High School • Braintree Elementary School • Brookfield Elementary School • Randolph Elementary School • Randolph Union High School • White River Valley Middle School • White River Valley High School • Sharon Elementary School • Sharon Academy • Chelsea Middle High School • Rochester School • Stockbridge Central School • The Newton School • Tunbridge Central School
Vermont Works for Women STEAM and trades programs are open to girls and gender non-conforming youth. Additionally, we strive to accommodate youth of all abilities.
Career Challenge Day
Check out My NBC 5's coverage of Career Challenge Day last year!