As you are all now aware, on March 30th Governor Ducey and Kathy Hoffman, Arizona Superintendent of Schools, announced that all Arizona schools will be closed through the rest of the school year. This brought the Yuma-ABEC Project, and education as we know it, to a complete standstill. Schools are quickly responding, however, and there are now many on-line education services in place. It’s a new paradigm for us all.
We believe strongly that the Yuma-ABEC Career Exploration Project already in place in middle schools across Yuma County will easily resume once schools open again. That said, however, our work continues during this “downtime”. We are aggressively developing plans and additional materials to ensure that teachers will have access to the support, curriculum, expertise and tools they need to effectively and immediately implement career exploration for their middle school students when schools re-open! Working with STEDY, and construction partners McCarthy and Pilkington Construction Companies, a curriculum for the construction trades has already been developed and is currently being refined to include: Possible Futures career exploration curriculum where applicable, activities aligned with the new Arizona Department of Education Middle School Career & Technical Education standards, and integrating step by step guidance for teachers on utilizing AzCIS (a career exploration web-based platform) that will assist students in creating an Education Career Action Plan (ECAP).
The future for the Yuma-ABEC Project continues to be bright and exciting. Please continue to monitor the website for ways you can help to ensure the sustainability of the Yuma-ABEC Middle School Career Exploration Project. But for now...
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Arizona Business & Education Coalition
Yuma County Superintendent of Schools
Students will be provided with opportunities to experience hands-on activities, presentations, and mentoring from experts in key occupations that lead to discovery and nurturing of career aspirations and connection of education to the real world of work.
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