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Due to restrictions and safety precautions at our host sites and schools, all YCAL Career Exploration programs will be offered VIRTUALLY for the Fall 2020 Semester. We hope to return to our regular offering of in-person programs at our hosts sites in the Spring.

CLICK HERE or scroll down to read about our Virtual Career Exploration offerings for Fall 2020.

Virtual Career Exploration Programs

YCAL establishes relationships with businesses to provide our High School students with opportunities to explore different careers at no cost to the student. Participation in these programs increases students’ understanding of the unique training, education, and work standards required to successfully pursue a given career path. Due to restrictions and safety precautions at our host sites and schools, programs will be offered virtually for the Fall 2020 Semester.

Unless otherwise noted at the time of registration, YCAL is utilizing Zoom Webinars to deliver these programs. Through this format, attendees will not appear on video or audio, but may interact and ask questions via the chat function provided. Students interested in attending any of the programs listed can register by clicking on the links provided below for the program that they are planning to attend.

All programs are 60-90 minutes in length and can be viewed after they have aired in the event the live start time and date do not fit your schedule. Live viewing and Q & A are limited to the first 100 registrants.

CLICK HERE to download a 2-Page, printable, version of the Virtual Career Exploration

Click on the hosts’ logo below to register for each program.

Host (Click Logo to Register)Program NameDescriptionCareer Cluster
RKLAccountingHosted by one of the region’s leading accounting firms, this session will provide an overview of the Accounting field, providing additional insight on the various types of career paths and roles in the accounting field.Finance
PennStateExtension-mark-stacked_0AgricultureThis session will provide an overview of AgroScience, discussing various career paths and providing an overview of the science behind working with natural resources.Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
YorkTech-AdultEdCDL (Commercial Driving)This session will discuss the necessary and available training and the various job opportunities available in the field of commercial driving.Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
YorkCounty_DA's_OfficeCriminal Justice & ForensicsHosted by the York County District Attorney’s Office, this session provides a general overview of various roles of law enforcement in our County’s legal system.Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
PSU_YKO_RGB_2CWebEngineeringThis session provides an overview of various opportunities in the field of Engineering and a panel of Engineering professionals that serve on the advisory board of Penn State.Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
PA-College-of Health Sciences logo-(2c, large, hi-res)NursingThis session will provide an overview of the Nursing field and discuss the various types of roles and responsibilities of nurses and the education and training required for each one.Health Science
PSU_YKO_RGB_2CWeb-1Information TechnologyStudents interested in a career working with computers, technology, and networks will want to check out this two-part series which will focus on the field of information technology. This program will include a discussion about the IT industry, various educational paths, and career options after completing their studies through a discussion with a panel comprised of several key members working in the IT field. The second session will focus in on specific topics of guided by the interests shared with the program hosts by attendees at part-one with a planned hands-on lab!Information Technology
Bar_AssociationLawThis session will introduce students to the training and education required to pursue a career in the legal field. Students will also learn about the various roles and specializations that lawyers can choose.Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Wellspan1Respiratory CareThis session will introduce students to the role of a Respiratory Care specialist and the training that is required. Students who think they may be interested in Nursing should check this program out!Health Science
YTIVeterinaryThis session will focus on the job opportunities and working environments of those looking to pursue a career in the Veterinary field.Health Science