Warren Forest Higher Education Council
Offers post-secondary education for career and personal growth including: college degrees, jobs skills training, GED and Diploma Program, personal enrichment and School to Work.
School to Work Partnership
"Connecting Tomorrow's Workforce with the Workplace of Today!"
A program of the Warren Forest Higher Education Council
Student and Educator Services
Educator in the Workplace: Mini-Session or Traditional Program,
This summer program allows teachers to spend time in the workplaces of various business partners.
They bring knowledge of current business practices and educational requirements back to the classroom.
AHUG/PA Woodmobile Program: Students in third grade are introduced to wood resource products found in our area. This event provides 3rd grade students from the Warren County School District a day to learn about careers in forestry and related industries.
Elementary School Career Rally Day: This new event targeted at third and fifth graders, will bring career information into the schools. High energy presentations by career exemplars will link classroom activity and career standards.
Middle School Career Day: This event allows middle school students to explore lifestyles and career opportunities. By identifying aptitudes and interests, they can begin to plan their secondary and post-secondary education to support their goals for career and life.
Click here to view the Brochure and print the Registration Form for all three camps. For more information, Call John Lasher at 723-3222, Limited space in each camp.
LEGO® Robotics Camp
Can middle school students build a robot? Of course, they can! This camp will help campers in grades 7 through 8 understand how robots work, as small teams build robots using the popular LEGO Robot Kits. Instructors with experience in electronics and robotics will guide the campers through a successful project. At the end of the week, campers will have learned the engineering and electronics behind building a robot. Cost $50
Girls ONLY Camp
What can girls do? Anything they want to do! During a week of career exploration, girls in grades 6 through 8 think about careers, talk about careers, and learn skills that might help them decide on a career! Activities based on non-traditional career choices include: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Girls investigate Entrepreneurship through speakers and visits to local businesses. Planned activities at the Warren County Career Center allow girls to try new skills. During the week the girls complete an art project and a journal reflecting on their career exploration. Leadership training and fun field trips round out a busy week! Cost: $40
Space Exploration Camp
Fly a mission in space! Campers in grades 6 through 8 learn communication skills, comet composition, solar system “geography” and useful skills in three days of mission prep. On Thursday, blast off to the Challenger Learning Center in Olean, N.Y. Small teams compete in a rocket design challenge. All campers work in “Mission Control” and on the “International Space Station.” After lunch, the crew receives a briefing, then flies a mission to intersect Halley’s Comet, collect and analyze material from the comet’s tail. Parents and family members are welcome to attend on Friday as the crew reports on the mission in a press conference. Cost: $40
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Plan for Success
Events presented by School to Work Partnership of the
Waren Forest Higher Education Council, and Warren County School District
College & Career Expo - October 2, 2013, at the Warren Holiday Inn - Juniors and seniors from all Warren County Schools attend this day-long event featuring over 40 colleges, universities, and technical schools, as well as military recruiters.
Financial Aid Night- October 9, 2013, at the Warren Holiday Inn.
Families of students planning for post-secondary education attend this event. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency representatives conduct a workshop on securing financial aid for college.
Job Shadow Program: Click
Job Shadow, to view the brochure.
This program allows students to visit workplaces that match their career interests and learn whether or not they might consider them further in their post-secondary plans. In order to reduce the load on some of the most popular business partner locations, twice a year we hold Job Shadow Days where groups of students are transported to business locations for an overview of the business, and a time to focus on their particular area of interest. Either activity can be used to satisfy part of the graduation requirements of the Warren County School District.
Industry Club of Warren County: Middle school students explore the world of work, learning about career clusters during this program. They visit employers, interact with speakers, create projects based on their interests, travel to college campuses, and compete in a regional event at the end of the program.
Requests for Proposals: RFP’s provide an opportunity for educators to obtain mini-grants for classroom projects involving career exploration. Funds for this program are donated by local business and industry to School-to-Work. Click Career Education Grant Form, to view interactive Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro formatted PDF form.
• Guest Speakers: School-to-Work provides an extensive “speakers bureau” listing of business, industry,
service providers, government agencies, and educational speakers for the classroom.
• The Job Hunting Handbook: This helpful guide offers advice on how to package, market, and sell
yourself in the job market. Topics include: networking tips; mass mailing ideas; using the telephone effectively; questions to expect during your interview; job-hunting mistakes to avoid, plus much more.
A copy of the Job Hunting Handbook is available at the STW Office.
• Career Based Resource Library: Click here to view complete listing of books and videos located
in School to Work Office.
• Enter Here Video Series: Click here to view list of career videos. Over 100 jobs in the 10 career
cluster areas are featured in this series.
• Careers of Warren County Video Series: This series features careers in the 10 career cluster
areas and 15 local businesses.
• Realizing the Dream: Career planning for the 21st Century provides workbooks for students and
their parents to do career planning together.
• Dinocolor Career Exploration Series: Designed for grades K-4, elementary students are
introduced to career choices through the 10 cluster areas with worksheets and flash cards.
• Field Trip Video Series: Designed for grades 2-6, the Field Trip videos are an excellent career
exploration source, as well as an enhancement to classroom instruction. Topics range from the
newspaper industry to marine biology. Click here to view complete listing of books and videos
located in School to Work Office.
• VGM Career Books by Richard S. and Mary Price Lee: Click here to view complete listing of VGM
career book titles located in the School to Work Office.
Call 814-723-3222 to request items from the Resource Library.
Click Educator Lesson Plan Index to view all of the lesson plans created by teachers who have participated in this program, or to view a detailed listing of projects, click on Educator Lesson Plan year below.