Mentoring Program

On-Site Career Exploration Programs

YCAL collaborates with business partners to offer High School students cost-free opportunities for career exploration, enhancing their comprehension of necessary training, education, and professional expectations. However, the availability of spots in On-Site Career Exploration Programs is limited, and applications must be submitted by the deadline. Students will then be notified via email if they have been accepted into the program 2 weeks before start of program.


Application opens Monday, January 22, 2024

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Program HostProgram NameDateGrade EligibilityDescription
james-craft-son-inc-logoHVAC & Plumbing2/08/202410-12HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) refers to the technology and systems used to control the indoor climate and air quality in buildings, including heating, cooling, and air circulation, to maintain comfortable and healthy living conditions. Plumbing, on the other hand, involves the installation and maintenance of water supply and drainage systems in buildings, ensuring the proper flow and distribution of water and the safe disposal of waste.
york college2Hospitality & Management2/15/202410-12Hospitality management involves overseeing the operations of businesses in the hospitality industry, such as hotels, restaurants, and resorts, to ensure exceptional customer service, efficient operations, and profitability. Managers in this field are responsible for tasks like staffing, guest satisfaction, marketing, and maintaining high standards in services and amenities.
ManufacturersAssociation(1)Manufacturing2/20/20249-12Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials or components into finished products through various methods such as assembly, machining, or chemical processes. It plays a crucial role in the production of goods across a wide range of industries and is vital to the global economy. * Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Application will open on 2/26/24
Untitled design (11)Building Trades2/22/202410-12Building trades encompass various skilled professions involved in the construction and maintenance of structures, including carpentry, masonry, plumbing, and electrical work, among others. These trades are essential for the creation, repair, and renovation of buildings and infrastructure, contributing to the construction industry's growth and development. * Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Application will open on 2/26/24
Untitled design (10)Electrical2/23/202410-12An electrician is a skilled tradesperson responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems in various settings, such as homes, businesses, and industrial facilities. Their expertise ensures the safe and efficient operation of electrical components, wiring, and equipment, helping to power our modern infrastructure. * Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Application will open on 2/26/24
little journeySpeech and Language2/27/20249-12Speech and language pathology is a healthcare profession focused on diagnosing and treating communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. Speech-language pathologists work to improve speech, language, and voice skills, helping people overcome communication challenges and enhance their quality of life.
YorkCountyCourt Reporting3/05/20249-12Court reporting is the practice of creating accurate verbatim records of legal proceedings, including court trials, depositions, and hearings, using specialized stenographic machines or voice-recognition technology. These records are vital for legal documentation, transcription services, and maintaining an accurate account of the proceedings for future reference.
central pennHealthcare (spring)3/12/20249-12Healthcare careers encompass a diverse range of roles dedicated to promoting, maintaining, and restoring individuals' health and well-being. From doctors and nurses providing direct patient care to researchers developing medical breakthroughs, these careers collectively contribute to the functioning of healthcare systems worldwide.
revsSports Management3/15/20249-12Sports management is a field that involves the business and administrative aspects of the sports industry, including the organization, promotion, and operation of sports teams, events, and facilities. Professionals in sports management handle various responsibilities, such as marketing, financial management, athlete representation, and facility management, to ensure the successful operation and growth of sports organizations and events.
alro stealMetals and Plastics Sales & Distribution3/19/20249-12Alro Steel is a privately held, family-owned distributor specializing in metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. With a network of over 80 locations across 16 states, their mission is to serve as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for customers and consistently exceed their expectations in the distribution and sales of these materials.
dream wrightCommunity Arts3/22/20249-12A community arts center is a dedicated space within a community that serves as a hub for various artistic activities, offering resources and programs for residents to engage in visual arts, music, dance, and more.
york college2Education4/09/202410-12Teaching is the art and science of imparting knowledge, skills, and values to learners, helping them develop their intellectual and personal capabilities. Effective teaching involves communication, facilitation, and the creation of an engaging learning environment to promote understanding and growth in students.
flinchAgriculture4/16/20249-12Agriculture is the cultivation of crops, the raising of livestock, and the production of various food and non-food products essential for human sustenance and economic development. It plays a fundamental role in providing food security, raw materials, and employment opportunities, while also impacting environmental and ecological systems.
psuPsychology/ Human Studies4/19/20249-12Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behavior, exploring the complexities of thought, emotion, and motivation to better understand how individuals function and interact within society. Human studies encompass a broader interdisciplinary field, examining human behavior, society, culture, and various aspects of the human experience from a more holistic perspective, often drawing from multiple disciplines to gain a comprehensive understanding of human life.
CreativeYorkLogoArtistic Careers4/23/20249-12Artistic careers involve the expression of creativity and imagination through various mediums such as visual arts, music, performing arts, literature, and more. These careers often require a unique blend of talent, skill, and passion, allowing individuals to create and communicate messages, emotions, and perspectives to engage and inspire audiences.
emuAviation4/24/202411-12Aviation is the field of transportation that encompasses the design, operation, and maintenance of aircraft, including airplanes, helicopters, and drones. It plays a pivotal role in global connectivity, enabling the movement of people, goods, and services across vast distances and contributing to economic, military, and humanitarian endeavors.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDCDL (Commercial Driving)4/26/202412A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a specialized license that authorizes individuals to operate commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses. CDL holders are required to undergo rigorous training and testing to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to safely handle these larger vehicles.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDMedical Assistant4/26/20249-12A medical assistant is a versatile healthcare professional who performs both administrative and clinical tasks to support the smooth functioning of medical facilities. Their responsibilities range from scheduling appointments, managing patient records, and billing to assisting with patient examinations, taking vital signs, and preparing patients for various medical procedures.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDCosmetology4/26/20249-12Cosmetology is a field focused on the art and science of beauty and personal care, encompassing various services related to hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetologists provide expertise in styling, cutting, coloring hair, as well as performing skincare treatments, makeup application, and nail care to enhance the appearance and self-esteem of their clients.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDMechatronics4/26/20249-12Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that combines principles of mechanical engineering, electronics, computer science, and control engineering to design, develop, and maintain intelligent and automated systems. These systems, often found in manufacturing, robotics, and automation, integrate mechanical components with sensors, actuators, and software to create efficient and precise machinery capable of a wide range of tasks.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDAutomotive Technology4/26/202411-12Automotive technology is a specialized field dedicated to the study, design, and maintenance of vehicles, encompassing cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. It includes the application of engineering and electronic principles to develop advanced automotive systems, enhance vehicle performance, and address environmental concerns, such as fuel efficiency and emissions control.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDDental Assistant4/26/20249-12Dental assistants are essential members of the dental healthcare team, providing support to dentists in patient care and administrative tasks. Their responsibilities include preparing treatment rooms, assisting during dental procedures, sterilizing equipment, and educating patients on oral hygiene, contributing to efficient and effective dental practice operations.
York Tech (YCST) Adult Ed Logo-SQUAREDWelding4/26/202411-12Welding is a critical industrial process that involves the fusion of materials, typically metals, to create strong and permanent bonds. It is used in various industries, from construction and automotive manufacturing to aerospace, and plays a vital role in joining metal components to form structures and products of all kinds.

Virtual Career Exploration Programs

Throughout 2020-2021, YCAL offered over 25 Virtual Career Exploration Programs that were made available for students to attend live and interactively, or to view on-demand at a later date. This library of content has been moved to YCAL’s YouTube page as of Summer of 2023. A full playlist of the 26 available programs can be found by CLICKING HERE.