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Union Career Connect

Amanda Howell

918-357-6304

Career Partnerships, Service Learning, College & Career Crew

The Union Career Connect program has as its goal to provide students the opportunity to explore a variety of careers while still in high school, thus leading to more informed post-graduation decisions and to more engagement between students and elective coursework.  

Union Career Connect also can serve as a bridge for students interested in receiving training while still in high school which allows them to pursue a career and/or specialized career training upon graduation.  Students enroll in service learning as an elective through Union High School and then are placed in career internships or service roles according to their interests.  Students also complete a variety of coursework to fulfill an academic component within the program.

For example, Union’s Manufacturing Program allows students to complete coursework with a Tulsa Community College instructor.  The Automotive Mechanics Program has on-line curriculum.  Service Learning students complete a structured written reflection tying service experience back to specific learning goals.

Career Connect Resources Union High School

Unless otherwise noted, please contact Amanda Howell at Howell.amanda@unionps.org or
 918-357-6304 for more information.

Facebook/Twitter/Email

We will publicize job opportunities for business partners through our social media including Facebook/Twitter/email & text message blasts, and scrolling TV announcements.

Open Forums

Business partners can schedule twenty minute visits to the high school to discuss opportunities available to our high school students.  Business partners can schedule a 10:30 and a 1:30 visit. These time slots accommodate all students, even those who are off-campus at morning or afternoon tech. The morning and afternoon forums can be scheduled on different days if necessary.  Please email Nolen.leaann@unionps.org to schedule those visits. Union will advertise the event to students and they can sign up on-line to attend during class.

Career Fair

We will be having a Career Fair March 11th.  The morning event will be from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm for high school students.  The evening event will be open to our Adult Ed program and the community at large that same evening.  Please email Howell.amanda@unionps.org to register for this event.

On Site Job Interviews

Business partners can schedule a block of time 1-3 hours, where they set up an informational booth in our College & Career Center.  In the past companies have held on site interviews for interested students, or just had information and resources to distribute.

Service Learning

Students can use 1-2 elective class periods a day to perform community service or unpaid job shadowing in the community.  We currently have students placed in dental offices, veterinarian hospitals, The Little Light House, Union schools, and with numerous other business partners throughout the community.  Please contact Amanda Howell  if you are interested in hosting a Union student with your company or organization.
Internships:

This falls under our Service Learning program.  Students leave campus two hours a day to receive specialized training.  We currently have an Automotive Mechanic Internship with the City of Tulsa and a Manufacturing agreement with APSCO/BAMA.  This is an actual class which serves 6-15 students and in most cases will have credentials associated with it through Tulsa Tech, TCC, or special certification organizations.
Job Out:

Students who work can be approved to leave campus 6th hour (2:20-3:20) to attend a paid working position.  Students who are employed and interested in this program can contact howard.glen@unionps.org    (*Students, not business partners need to arrange for Job Out.)