NPS Workforce Development (K-12)
What is Workforce Development at Norwalk Public Schools?
Workforce Development is a state-wide initiative in which individuals are educated and trained for current and future business and industry employment opportunities to help support the economic environment in Connecticut and beyond. Workforce Development in education lives and grows inside and outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, we bring in Workforce Development through intentional programming, including project-based learning, career speakers, and developmental guidance within the career domain. Outside of the classroom, we connect our scholars to the world of purposeful enrichment and experiences. We strive to provide career exposure and opportunities through internships and seek out enrichment opportunities that match our scholars’ passions and interests. As educators in Workforce Development, we are always encouraging scholars to build their skills, engage in career exploration, follow their passions and interests, engage in career pathways, and seek the coursework and technical skills necessary for future workforce success. To visit the Workforce Development Series for scholar and family opportunities, please visit www.norwalkps.org/careertraining. Be sure to check this link often for new and exciting opportunities!
Who is Workforce Development For?
Everyone. All Students K-12 will benefit from the new Workforce Development initiative within Norwalk Public Schools. As the program is built, all scholars will be exposed to year-round enrichment programming and opportunities. Specifically, students in grades K-2 will enjoy skill-building activities. Students in Grades 3-5 will benefit from career exploration. In middle school, scholars will be introduced to Career Pathways, in which they will be able to select one that is most aligned with their passions and interests within their own school. Our high school scholars will continue to explore their career pathways while developing their passions and interests to the fullest with internal and external career pathway-related experiences. To visit the Workforce Development Series for scholar and family opportunities, please visit https://www.norwalkps.org/careertraining. Be sure to check this link often for new and exciting opportunities!