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Future Ready: Career Paths for Middle School Students


Wednesday, June 06, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Program

Multiple Locations
Middle school is a key period in a young person’s development. Keeping students engaged in school at this critical juncture helps propel them forward to a successful career.

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Wells Fargo, and the School District of Philadelphia partner on a transformational program that engages and enlightens Philadelphia middle school students about potential career paths and the future opportunities they reveal.

On June 6, 2018, 11 School District of Philadelphia sixth-grade classes will participate in a half-day career experience at 22 prominent area businesses. Each visiting group of students will consist of 10 to 20 children, allowing for ample student/adult interaction.

The goal of the program is to provide students with in-classroom instruction followed by a unique experience where they have the opportunity to visit a local company to meet and interact with professionals in a workplace environment. The professionals, from a variety of fields and backgrounds, explain what they do and the type of education and experience that it took to get where they are today. The program shows students the importance of setting goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals. It also exposes students to a work environment that they may be unfamiliar with or may not have access to otherwise.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING as a host company, please contact Tara Pizzo at or 215-790-3625, or Sarah Godner at or 215-790-3611. Please note that participating companies must be located in Philadelphia.

Host companies to-date include:
Wells Fargo
American Red Cross
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Day & Zimmermann
Drexel University
General Building Contractors Association, Inc.
GSI Health
Helm Creative Studio
Independence Blue Cross
Jefferson Health - Northeast
Kimmel Center, Inc.
Monroe Energy
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
Philadelphia Phillies
Seer Interactive
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 19
Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
Steamfitters Local Union 420


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