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    In partnership with area businesses, Naperville 203 will host an 8th Grade Career Exploration Day to motivate students to continue career exploration & planning. The event, called Career Motive-8, will provide students with an opportunity to connect with area businesses representing multiple careers.

    The purpose of Career Motive-8 is to provide hands-on experience for students, aligned with the district’s comprehensive counseling curriculum, to deepen their understanding of the careers available in our community and across multiple career pathways. This event supports our district's mission to produce students who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors.

    When & Where?

    Friday, October 21, 2022 at Naperville Yard (1601 Legacy Cir, Naperville, IL 60563)

    Morning Session: 8:45 - 11:00 a.m. & Afternoon Session: 11:45 - 2:00 p.m.

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    Illinois College and Career Pathway Endorsement Areas

    The state of Illinois has combined the 16 National Career Clusters into 7 College and Career Pathway Endorsement Areas. Students earn endorsements on their high school diploma by completing an individualized learning plan, a career-focused instructional sequence, and professional learning opportunities. In order to align with the state in their work with postsecondary college and career readiness, the Career Motive-8 event will be organized into those same pathways.

    For Career Motive-8, each pathway will need support from various organizations/businesses to attend the October 21, 2022 event and present hands-on activities that motive-8 students to explore and engage in learning about careers in their pathway. 

    √ Any individuals (businesses/organizations) wishing to join us at Career Motive-8 need to please complete this Volunteer Form.

    Our goal is to have 150 individuals and businesses representing a variety of career pathways. Each business will have a booth and will have a hands-on activity to engage students in learning about your career. During the course of the day, over 1200 students will be visiting the various career booths from all five Jr. Highs.