In July, the Navigate program’s second Wonder Week unfolded seamlessly, inspiring and empowering young adults. This immersive event at Spark on 7th focused on job readiness and career exploration. Each day, Navigate youth gathered for dedicated learning, growth, and new opportunities.
Mastering Resumes and Cover Letters
During Wonder Week, Navigate youth learned to craft impactful resumes and cover letters. They honed the art of presenting their skills and aspirations on paper. The power of words helped them capture their uniqueness effectively.
Interviews and Job Search Strategies
Understanding the importance of confidence in job hunting, Wonder Week emphasized interview practice. Mock interviews boosted self-assurance and body language skills.
Beyond interviews, the week revealed effective job search strategies. Navigating online job boards and uncovering hidden opportunities were key takeaways. Armed with new knowledge, Navigate youth approached employment with renewed energy.
Industry Tours and Career Exploration
The week’s highlight was captivating industry tours. A visit to Euphoria Chocolate’s manufacturing site showcased confectionery creation, while the Eugene Airport highlighted diverse careers that keep our skies bustling.
But the learning didn’t stop there. A career exploration panel featured professionals from various fields. Game designers, estheticians, software coders, hospitality managers, and graphic designers shared insights, addressing questions and empowering Navigate youth.
Pathway to Opportunities
The week culminated in a grand finale – a hiring fair offering multiple career prospects. Local businesses engaged in conversations shaping the destinies of aspiring youth. Conversations on career paths, job roles, and applications marked the week’s culmination of growth, discovery, and transformation.
A Heartfelt Thank You
The Navigate program extends sincere gratitude to businesses supporting this transformative journey. We appreciate Lane County Government, Northwest Youth Corps, Jerry’s Home Improvement, Western Pneumatics, Euphoria Chocolate, and the Eugene Airport for their invaluable contributions.
Embark on the Journey
As the Navigate program’s second Wonder Week concluded, its impact resonated widely. Want to join us in nurturing dreams, carving pathways, and shaping futures for the next generation? Learn more about our Navigate program by visiting connectedlane.org/navigate.