Harmon House Care Center hosted Mount Pleasant High School students for a tour at their facility. Students, school counselors and TCP all participated in the tour and in a Carnival Theme recreation activity. During a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session, students heard personal career path stories from different department heads at Harmon House Care Center (Nursing, Dietary, Activities, Physical Therapy, Business Office, Housekeeping, Social Services, Medical Assistant Clerk, IT Liaison, On-boarding Coordinator, and Internal Marketing). Volunteer and job shadow opportunities were also presented to the students.
“My favorite part of today was watching students’ faces as they learned things, were surprised by things and as they interacted with our residents. Seeing them bring a little bit of life into our building and the residents gave a little bit of life back to them.”
-Kevin Bean, Harmon House Care Center Administrator
Mr. Tony Igwe, Wade Trim, presented to the sophomore Engineering class in Mr. Miller’s classroom at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy. The presentation was about Wade Trim’s engineering design and efforts in relation to the Allegheny County Sanitation System. Below, Mr. Igwe is showing the different steps in the purification process of wastewater.
Students from Claysburg-Kimmel High School were invited to tour their business partner’s, Sheetz, Inc., facility where they learned the various departments and job positions available. Sheetz stores are in multiple states and they employ over 19,000 employees. The students then participated in a question and answer session. Sheetz provided them with goodies (sweets, drinks, food, etc.) followed by a tour of the building, where students were able to take time out to pose for pictures and play a little ice hockey in the employee lounge. Students toured the wellness center where employees have a fitness center. In the wellness center there are nurse practitioners where employees and their families can receive services at no cost.
Corle Building Systems invited Chestnut Ridge High School drafting students on a tour in Bedford, PA. Students were unaware of the many opportunities with Corle a business just fifteen minutes away from their local high school that they attend each day. Team members from Corle led the students through their various departments and answered their questions which , in turn, had some of the students interested in applying to work in drafting or welding either after they graduate or during their time in school to make some real cash.
“I was thinking about choosing a [different career path] and now that I heard about coming to work for Corle right after high school, and since I am really enjoying my CAD class, I think I will come here.” – Dominick, Chestnut Ridge Student
Martin Baker America invited Ferndale Area High School students for a tour of their facility in Johnstown, PA and is also hosting the group of students to create a video project featuring their company. Martin-Baker manufactures ejection seats, and students are able to learn about the life-saving technology taking place in their community.
Students learned about Martin-Baker America as a unique business in their community. From engineering of ejection seats to sewing parachutes, students were awed from start to finish at what career opportunities are in their own backyards.
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Portage Area HS held a career fair that Mount Aloysius College attended to educate students on options after graduation.
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Greene County held a countywide career fair. First Federal Bank attended to educate students on careers in banking.
Belle Vernon Area HS seniors created senior projects that TCP business partners, COE Distributing, Ford Business Machines, Elliott Group, and the Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce reviewed. They also got to share career stories with students.
Special Thanks To
for donating the chocolate TCP sold to raise $2,520 at the Pittsburgh Business Exchange Holiday Party!
These 3 Students will be featured in next month’s newsletter!
Jayda Jones- Brownsville Area HS
Calyx Castel- Central Cambria HS
Cole Nickolls- Ringgold HS
Sara Deyarmin Jones, Director of Business Development
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These opportunities and awards improve motivation and life around the school. Everyone tried harder than I have seen in awhile, and being chosen from a group of amazing students is an amazing experience. I would like to thank you again and hope that you may continue this program.
My journey to a Challenge Program award was pretty rocky. In fact, two years ago I would have been surprised if I had ten hours of community service…this year alone I had over 200!
School has always been a struggle for me and I felt very happy to have all of the work I’ve put so much effort into recognized at graduation.
I know that everyone at my school strives to work harder because of The Challenge Program, Inc., and it’s nice to know people care enough to try to improve their grades/morale.
Thank you so much for coming to my school, putting on inspirational assemblies, and awarding students.
It is because of groups and individuals like you that our graduating seniors are able to pursue their dreams. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the award and the acknowledgement of my son’s hard work. We appreciate it and I believe this will motivate him in the future.