RCS School Adds Career Cafe
The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District recently finished renovations to the high school library that include a café, maker space, and computers for students to research careers. And gave a tour to Chamber representatives as well as those from Owens Corning and Sabic.
Teaching staff is available two periods a day to assist students as they explore careers and work on resumes.
The Career Café also has space for local businesses to come and meet with students. Two local manufacturers, Owens Corning and SABIC will be setting up in the Career Café so students can learn about careers at these local facilities. Both facilities actively hire with entry wages starting at $24 an hour with benefits.
Superintendent of Schools Brian Bailey said career development is a priority at all levels of instruction. The district has created Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) labs at its elementary school, and has repurposed staff to teach students on how to engage in real-world, work based problem solving.
The superintendent said, "Our next investment at RCS is in opportunities for all or our students to actively see the working world and gain access to job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, or formal Career and Technical Education training. The development and actualization of our high school Career Cafe is a meaningful investment toward our students achieving enrollment, employment or enlistment upon graduation."