Pathway 5- CHANGE HAPPENS!
Maria decides to take an alternative pathway.
The path of a lifelong learner can bring many enriching opportunities for personal and professional growth. It is possible one might start their life-learning at college, but then an unforeseen circumstance changes the course of their pathway. Whether from a life challenge or by choice, lifelong learners actively pursue knowledge through real-world experiences in a variety of contexts.
For Maria, it was a life choice. She had learned a great deal as a volunteer working side-by-side with a lobbyist for climate change. When it was time to head back to college, Maria found herself torn between continuing her formal studies or pursuing a different kind of path for learning and making a difference in the world.
Maria has decided to choose from the following life-learning opportunities. She will still be following her passion in climate change, just in a different pathway.
WORKING FULL-TIME AT A JOB
JOINING AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
ENLISTING IN U.S. MILITARY SERVICES
Pathway 5 - STEP #17 - WORKING FULL-TIME AT A JOB - OPTION 1
Hands-On Learning @ The Job Site!
Maria investigates companies in her area that support climate change and environmental solutions, and may have an internship or full-time employment.
Review Maria's list of corporations below and explore the websites of TWO companies to find out the following:
What is the company's vision? Goals? Mission?
What services or products does the company provide?
Using the organization's site career page, list the current job or internship openings that relate to the Climate Change pathway.
Go to LinkedIN, search the profile page for each corporation and note any additional information about their vision or goals?
MARIA'S ENVIRONMENTAL COMPANIES LIST
Pathway 5 - STEP #17 - EXPLORE MORE
Pathway 5 - STEP #18 - APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING - OPTION 2
What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a particular skill or set of skills on the job or at a training facility, and could last between one and four years.
Climate change related apprenticeship programs are available in clean energy, renewable energy, electric and solar power.
Pathway 5 - STEP #19 - U.S. MILITARY SERVICES - OPTION 3
ARMED FORCES+ JOB TRAINING=
A third career pathway is to receive on-the-job training while you are enlisted in the U. S. Armed Forces. Some of the benefits of being in the Military are free education, advanced and specialized training, cultural insights from traveling around the world, and highly sought-after skills, leadership and training experience.
EXPLORE ONE OF THE MILITARY SERVICES BELOW FOR A CAREER PATH RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE OR THE ENVIRONMENT.