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, at-home 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 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 at-home project kits. This will function as a “field trip” during the school day.
*The number of project kits are limited. We will work with schools and RTCC to accommodate as many interested students as possible.
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!
Career Challenge Day
Check out My NBC 5's coverage of Career Challenge Day last year!
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.