Pathway 5- CHANGE HAPPENS!
Taking An Alternative Pathway
All "Lifelong Learners" have unlimited possibilities before them. The path of lifelong learning 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...that may even lead them back to degree learning later in life.
Life-learning opportunities can help you follow your passion while earning a living and/or developing valuable skills and experiences along your career 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!
Below is a map of companies that design, manufacture, test and/or service products for the Space industry.
Click on the arrow for each company to explore more. These are select companies locally that are involved with servicing this pathway.
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 Space Travel pathway.
Go to LinkedIN, search the profile page for each corporation and note any additional information about their vision or goals?
SPACE TRAVEL RELATED COMPANIES LIST
Pathway 5 - STEP #17 - EXPLORE MORE
Pathway 5 - STEP #18 - APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING - OPTION 2
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. Space travel related apprenticeships are available through Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee's (AJAC) Youth Apprenticeship for Employers.
Washington State is the best, most competitive location in the United States for aerospace innovation and manufacturing. Learn more:
What is an Apprenticeship?
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 related to Space Travel.
Watch the video on Dreams of Becoming An Astronaut
Also take a look at the fact sheet for The U.S. Space Force, a new branch of Armed Forces.
In your journal, describe the training program you would want to join that you believe would enhance your interest in a career in space travel.