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Career Connections
These half-day programs feature organizations who offer career options in multiple career clusters. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) piloted this new program in 2014/2015 with tremendous success, featuring specialists representing careers in forestry, geology, engineering, environmental education and more.

Career Connections on Campus
This half-day program provides students with a chance to explore opportunities and options beyond high school. Each program will focus on a different set of career clusters. Presenters will include representatives from our post-secondary partners as well as representatives from local businesses. In its inaugural year, the Campus Connections program brought 90 students to Central Penn College to learn more about the school’s physical therapy assistant and criminal justice programs.

Nurse Aide Training
The Nurse Aide Training program, offered through Harrisburg Area Community College, offers education and clinical training for students interested in getting into the healthcare field. This semester-long program leads to employment which high school seniors can use as a work study program. This is an official HACC program, but offered to regional high school students through the joint consortium efforts as a separate program designed specifically around a high school student's schedule. Limited scholarships are available.

The PULSE Program is a new program at Penn State's Hershey MedicalCenter, allowing local high school students to explore various careeropportunities in the health and medical fields. The four-month programconsists of classes and problem-based lab sessions. One goal of theprogram is to promote the need for local physicians.

Communications/Arts Career Exploration
Careers in the arts and communication field are explored in thisprogram. Students from participating school districts are taken tovarious companies in the area to experience what types of jobs exist inthis field as well as the level of training and education necessary toget to various positions. Participating companies and organizationsinclude: WITF, Clear Channel Communications, Patriot-News, Cumulus Media, and WHTM.

Access Arts
The Harrisburg Symphony and the Whitaker Center piloted this Career Exploration in the Arts program in 2014/2015. Students were introduced to traditional and non-traditional careers in performance arts and non-profits including Development Director, Executive Director, Sound & Lighting Engineers, Arts Management, Performance  and more.

The Partnership for Career Development works to build a system of K-12 career education, increase awareness of post secondary training and education opportunities, and strengthen workforce development in the Pennsylvania Capital Region.

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