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College & Career Events Weekly Newsletter Issue 25- 4/16/21

APRIL IS FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

April is National Financial Literacy Month. It’s an excellent opportunity to review and upgrade your financial smarts.

Whether you’re just starting out or have been earning your way for quite some time, it’s never too late to learn about saving and improving your financial outlook. Developing a budget and building financial knowledge is the foundation for a brighter future.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

PERSONAL FINANCE WEBINAR

Thursday, April 22 @ 4:00pm-6:00pm

Description: The JA Personal Finance webinar allows attendees to experience the relationship between today’s financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. Attendees will also explore how their decisions can affect other people they have relationships with and practice using healthy behaviors to discuss shared financial decisions. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to demonstrate that their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need.

ALL ABOUT CARS WEBINAR

Thursday, April 29 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm

Description: Participants will begin to consider their needs and wants for their first automobile. They will complete a self-assessment to identify factors that could affect their car choices and then prioritize their needs and wants. Attendees will learn about different ways to pay for a car and compare the costs of buying versus leasing. Participants will decide whether buying or leasing a car is the best option for them, and they will search for cars that meet their needs and budget.

Check out more upcoming webinars here:

TIPS FOR MANAGING MONEY UPS & DOWNS

Saturday, April 17th, 10:30 am CT (Central Time, 2 hours ahead)

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a financial blow to many U.S. individuals and families. Join this session to learn how to do your best with what you have available. Learn budgeting tips and tricks to help you plan ahead and meet your monthly financial obligations. We’ll focus on easy steps that you can take to get control of your money, even when it doesn’t seem like enough.

Presented by:

  • Jenny Abel, Financial Security Outreach Program Manager, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension
  • Carol Bralich, Associate Professor, Human Development & Relationships Extension Educator, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension, Washington County

Events are free and open to the public.

View more details at www.moneysmartweek.org

SIGN-UP FOR A CHS CLASS ABOUT FINANCIAL LITERACTY

Chiawana High School and the Pasco School District offer many great class options for students to gain financial management skills and awareness. Check out the class flyers below.

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Business Marketing Classes:

FREE MATH TUTORING

Team Battelle Math Tutoring

Saturday, April 17th, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Battelle scientists and engineers hosts free math tutoring for students.

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 160 806 7476

Passcode: 894263

SEARCH CAREERS AND CAREER PATHS

CareerExploreNW.org is a community tool designed to guide people, through job spotlight videos and job/industry data information, toward a job or career as well as help regional employers create a talent pipeline. Under each industry cluster you will find a collection of videos that highlight different types of jobs that are available in the Spokane/N. Idaho region. You will also find other great information around what schooling is needed and average salaries.

Watch the video below to learn about becoming a Journeyman Electrician:

CareerExplore NW is a project of KSPS Public Television in partnership with the Spokane Workforce Council. May your journey begin!

SUMMER PLANS?

Check out this FREE GenCyber Virtual Camp

The GenCyber Virtual Camp is a FREE week-long camp that will take place fully online in July of 2021.

Choose either:

July 12th – 16th or July 19th – 23rd

Camp Description: Explores cybersecurity topics including hacking, social networking, privacy, cryptography, legal aspects, social implications, password management, digital forensics, computer networking, wireless security, ethical issues, social engineering, careers in cybersecurity, and the psychological aspects of cybersecurity and privacy behavior.

The camp is being hosted by UW Bothell in partnership with Columbia Basin College. The camp is sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Check out the video below:

Eligible participants will be entering grades 7th – 12th in the autumn of 2021.

Camp participants will be provided with a Raspberry Pi computing device, camp t-shirt, and instructional materials to help them with the various activities we’ll be doing during camp. These items are theirs to keep upon completion of the camp.

2021 #PlanYourPath

WA Student Video Contest

The deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

What are your education and career dreams, and how are you going to get there?

Today Ready Washington is launching a contest to IGNITE high school students' thinking and conversations about their education and career goals. If you are a Washington public high school student (or if you know one), please keep reading!

If you have any questions, please email info@readywa.org.

Career Guest Speaker:

LUNCH WITH LEADERS

Wednesday, April 21st, 1-1:30pm

Amber Young

Corporate Sponsorship Specialist Gesa Credit Union

JAWA Lunch With Leaders brings together Washington state leaders and K-12 students in a no-cost, virtual format to inspire students and prepare them for a stronger tomorrow! Leaders share their stories and discuss the skills and qualities necessary to succeed in their field and give advice on how to plan for a rewarding future.

Virtual Engineering Design EXPO

Program launches April 28-May 16.

As a supporter of STEM education, we would like to encourage you to invite students you know to experience the many ways STEM can make a difference and solve real-world problems at University of Idaho.

Students can enter to win scholarships and prizes!

Financial Aid Workshops

April 21 & 28

Statewide Financial Aid Q & A:

April 21, 9:30 -10:30 am

College Bound Focused Statewide Financial Aid Completion Event:

April 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

UPCOMING VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Southeastern US College Fair, April 20th, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT (Pacific Time)
206 Colleges Attending
Southeastern US College Fair, May 2, 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT (Pacific Time)
601 Colleges Attending

PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT

Kim Fetrow, Professional Photographer, Richland, WA

Richland, WA based Professional Photographer, Kim Fetrow, was featured in the April Issue of Shoutout LA Magazine. Shoutout LA is part of the Los Angeles based Voyage Group of Magazines.
Image of Kim Fetrow, Featured in ShoutOut LA Magazine
Click the link below to read the article on Kim Fetrow, and learn about the many aspects of being a professional photographer!
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Branches of Military:

When it comes to learning about how to join the Military, knowing where to start may seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. Start your research here, with some of the essential first steps to considering service, including eligibility requirements, testing, boot camp and officer training.

Have a college or career related event to share with students? Email a CHS Student Services Specialist below to be featured in the next newsletter:

Mike Brown, College & Career Guidance Specialist, mbrown@psd1.org

Ana Tuiaea-Ruud, Career & Technical Education (CTE) Community Engagement Manager, aruud@psd1.org

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