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Letter: Park Rapids Area Schools provides students career exploration opportunities

Thank you to the Park Rapids Enterprise for the article explaining the goals of the Community Careers Collaboration Coordinator position posted in the Saturday, Nov 14 edition. One clarification is the position has also received funds from the Pa...

Thank you to the Park Rapids Enterprise for the article explaining the goals of the Community Careers Collaboration Coordinator position posted in the Saturday, Nov 14 edition. One clarification is the position has also received funds from the Park Rapids Community Area Fund to expand the hours beyond just the TEAM CNC machining program and the enrichment hour to furthering development of other local community career consideration and training. The Park Rapids School District understands the need for students to have an opportunity for work force career exploration and skill development while still in high school. With the enrichment hour that is offered to students the community can bring in their expertise and help students explore the many career paths that exist in the Park Rapids community. This is an excellent opportunity for the community to work with the district and offer life skills/career exploration class choices to the students. Because there are areas of interest the students have expressed, business people in the medical, financial, and manufacturing fields may be contacted to give talks. Current enrichment courses range from interviewing skills, budgeting, auto and home care to career exploration in art. Anyone who has an enrichment idea or can commit to coming into the school during enrichment hour to teach the youth needed skills is asked to contact Kari Tomperi at 237-6427 or by email at  ktomperi@parkrapids.k2.mn.us .

Kari Tomperi, Community Careers Collaboration Coordinator

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