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Career Jam Launch Brings Career Exploration to 10th - 12th Grade Students



WHAT: Nearly 1,000 students are expected to attend Career Jam Launch, an exciting career exploration
event geared towards students in grades 10th - 12th. Students will learn about local career pathways
from the region’s leading employers, experience a variety of industries through interactive
demonstrations, and learn about direct entry opportunities such as internships, work-based learning,
part- and full-time employment, and seasonal positions.

The Career Jam Launch Event will feature:
● Career Exploration for Students: Close to 1,000 students at this event that will imagine the
possibilities for their future careers.
● High-Energy Prep-Rally: Check out our engaging prep-rally, led by Ten80 Education in
collaboration with DJ Intell Hayfield, for an experience that makes career exploration fun and
prepares the students to interact with employers and think about their future.
● Industry-Led Demonstrations: More than 40 employers will engage with students in hands-on
interactive demonstrations and share about the career pathways within their industry.
Companies from all 16 career clusters will be represented.
● SUNY SCCC’s Mobile Training Units: Get a firsthand look at the cutting-edge tools and resources
offered through SUNY Schenectady’s mobile training units, one set up for Advanced
Manufacturing and the other for Healthcare.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2024
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Best media availability is at 10 a.m.

WHERE: SUNY Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY

WHO: Teachers and students from several school districts, including 800 students from
Schenectady High School.
Members of the press and community stakeholders are invited to view this exciting
event, tour the SUNY Schenectady Mobile Training Units and learn more about Career Jam experiences
and involvement.

Please arrive by 10:00am to participate in the full program.

10:00 a.m. - Video Interview Opportunities [News/Press]
10:15 a.m. - Photo Op in Front of SUNY SCCC Campus
10:30 a.m - Career Jam Prep-Rally
10:40 a.m. - Career Jam Outdoor Exhibits
11:00 a.m. - Tour of SUNY SCCC’s Mobile Training Units
11:15 a.m. - Career Jam Exploration Floor Walk-Through

RSVP: Media, elected officials, and special guests should RSVP ahead of time to Meagan
Masti at [email protected] or 518-605-6677.
 

About Career Jam:
Career Jam is a unique and immersive experience that inspires students, equips educators, supports
employers, and empowers communities. The most powerful workforce solution puts students' first, our
future workforce. Since our founding in 2017, we have empowered over 16,000 students in the Capital
Region of NY to imagine their future.

Career Jam Launch hosted by SUNY SCCC would not be possible without the generous support of its key
sponsoring organizations, including Community Impact Partner, Siemens, in addition to Pioneer,
Crisafulli Bros, NYSERDA, GlobalFoundries, NSH, First New York Federal Credit, and the Workforce
Development Institute (WDI).
For more information about Career Jam, please visit www.career-jam.com.

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