Spotlight on Ready 2 Go Program & Putnam County Career Coaching for High School Students
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This week on WCTE’s Get Ready To Learn radio show, join Ready To Learn Project Manager Cindy Putman as she has two special co-hosts, Amy Profant and Rhonda England, Putnam County School Systems Academic Career Coaches.
The Academic Career Coaches for PCSS are a great resource for students, by beginning college and career preparation activities at the elementary school level through 12th grade. Utilizing grade appropriate activities that focus on personality assessments, career interest surveys, investigations into post-secondary educational options, and job market analysis, the coaches then align educational tracks to long-term career goals. It is the sincere belief that every student has the ability to earn a postsecondary credential with value in the labor market. For more information check out this site.
On the radio show, Profant and England discussed a great new summer program for rising 9th and 10th graders in Putnam County. This new program called Ready 2 Go is an adventure to explore college and career options. The Ready 2 Go adventure begins on June 12th and will conclude on June 23rd. Lunch and breakfast will be served to the students each day.
These rising Freshmen and Sophomores will travel to various industries, explore college campuses, and meet with community leaders. The students’ great adventure involves daily field trips across Middle Tennessee. Profant and England share that the students will be on the road for nine of the 10 days. The program, which lasts from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. daily, is completely free to students.
The Ready 2 Go adventure includes visits to:
- Tennesse Campus of Applied Technology/TCAT
- Volunteer State
- Cookeville Higher Education Campus/CHEC
- Cookeville Regional Medical Center
- Noon Day Rotary
- Putnam County Chamber
- Honest Abe Log Homes
- MTSU Media and Entertainment
- Averitt Express
- Nissan Smyma
- WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS
- Fire Department, Sheriffs Office, Court Offices, EMS,
- TTU iCube
- TTU School Of Nursing
- TTU Cyber Security
The entire program is completely FREE and it is not too late to register. All students will gather at Cookeville High School and buses will run from Monterey and Baxter to transport those students to CHS.
To register or find out more information, contact the PCSS Central Office at 526-9777. England and Profant look forward to helping students learn about careers and raise their awareness about what careers the future hold for them. This Ready 2 Go adventure is a perfect way for rising 9th and 10th graders to spend these lazy days of summer!
Enjoy these summer days with some movement and healthy eating. Try to add 100 steps to your day, cut back on sugary drinks, and drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
Check out Cyberchase, daily on WCTE at 3:30 or online at http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/activities/
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Tune in each Saturday morning at 9:30 for the WCTE Get Ready To Learn Radio Show, with host Cindy Putman on Zimmer Broadcasting's The HUB 107.7 FM and 1400 AM.