Innovation Grants
YCAL Innovation Grants
Applications are NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the 2021-2022 Innovation Grants presented by RHI Magnesita!

Innovation Grants are mini grants of up to $1,000 each, and allow YCAL the opportunity to fund innovative projects that support its mission to “engage students in career exploration and development.” At the core of the grant guidelines is a partnership with a business or community organization.
Submission Deadline: Thursday January 7, 2022

Innovation Grants
Educator in the Workplace
Educator in the Workplace
Applications are NOW BEING ACCEPTED for the Fall 2021 Educator in the Workplace Program

The Educator in the Workplace program connects teachers with the business community. Through a mix of classroom learning activities and on-site learning in a workplace environment, educators enrolled in this course can expect to bring relevant work standards and experiences back to their classrooms.

The first in-person session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021 and educators will have until December 3, 2021 to complete their 2-Embedded Workplace Days.

The Educator in the Workplace program connects teachers with the business community. Through a mix of classroom learning activities and on-site learning in a workplace environment, educators enrolled in this course can expect to bring relevant work standards and experiences back to their classrooms.

The first in-person session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2021 and educators will have until December 3, 2021 to complete their 2-Embedded Workplace Days.

Educator in the Workplace
Career Exploration Programs
Career Exploration Programs
Fall 2021 Applications are now being accepted!

Career Exploration Programs are various opportunities intended for high school students to explore a variety of different career paths with the help of a business partner hosting the program.

In the 2021-2022 School Year, YCAL is offering 25+ pre-recorded career exploration sessions on demand plus a selection of on-site programs at the host's site.

The York County Alliance for Learning is working diligently to finalize the entire catalog of Career Exploration Programs for the 2019-2020 school year.

Career Exploration Programs are various opportunities intended for high school students to explore a variety of different career paths with the help of a business partner hosting the program.

In the 2021-2022 School Year, YCAL is offering 25+ pre-recorded career exploration sessions on demand plus a selection of on-site programs at the host's site.

Career Exploration Programs
2020-2021 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report

The Pre-Apprenticeship programs offer students the opportunity of a structured series of engagement programs that will help them in exploring career opportunities, building skills, and experiencing what an Apprenticeship Program would entail as they make their future career decisions. YCAL is currently offering the following Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities through our industry partners.

The York County Alliance for Learning is proud to release our Annual Report for the 2019-2020 School Year. YCAL impacted over 8,250 STUDENTS by engaging with over 300 EDUCATORS and partnering with over 150 BUSINESS PARTNERS.

The York County Alliance for Learning is proud to release our Annual Report for the 2020-2021 School Year. YCAL partnered with over 100 employers to provide 50+ programs that impacted over 1,800 STUDENTS.

2020-2021 Annual Report
10 Career Questions Interview Series
"10 Career Questions" Interview Series

The Pre-Apprenticeship programs offer students the opportunity of a structured series of engagement programs that will help them in exploring career opportunities, building skills, and experiencing what an Apprenticeship Program would entail as they make their future career decisions. YCAL is currently offering the following Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities through our industry partners.

The York County Alliance for Learning is proud to release our Annual Report for the 2019-2020 School Year. YCAL impacted over 8,250 STUDENTS by engaging with over 300 EDUCATORS and partnering with over 150 BUSINESS PARTNERS.

The York County Alliance for Learning presents this series of interviews with representatives from each of the 16 nationally-recognized career clusters. Each interviewee is asked the same 10 questions as we explore their career path and industry. The purpose of this video series is to help amplify students' career awareness and career exploration as they move closer to making important career decisions.

10 Career Questions Interview Series
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  • Educators

    YCAL works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based experiences for educators and students in York County. YCAL understands the important role that educators have in the success of our future workforce.

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  • Students

    YCAL works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based experiences for educators and students in York County. YCAL understands the important role that educators have in the success of our future workforce.

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  • Employers

    YCAL works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based experiences for educators and students in York County. YCAL understands the important role that educators have in the success of our future workforce.

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YCAL Is For You

The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is a non-profit organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work based experiences for students and educators in York County. The goal is to help students become successful lifelong learners and to help make informed career decisions.

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Testimonials

"We invest in YCAL because of the direct, positive impact on the community. The organization’s programs produce fantastic results."

- Gene Draganosky, York Traditions Bank, President and Board Director

"My district partners with YCAL because YCAL provides our students with real learning opportunities for real life. Our students consistently tell us that their experiences with YCAL are often the single greatest influence on their choice of a career path."

- Dr. Scott Deisley, Red Lion Area School District, Superintendent

"The York Water Company supports YCAL because YCAL inspires curiosity in the students and educators who are drawn to its many programs.  Curiosity stokes the boiler of imagination, and imagination drives ingenuity and adaptability.  We rely upon an adaptive and agile workforce to sustain our 200 year old Company, and YCAL provides the opportunity for students to explore and hydrate their curious minds so that one day they’ll reinvest their talent right here in our community."

- JT Hand, The York Water Company, President and Chief Executive Officer