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U can B and Pittsburgh Perry High School Opportunity Fair

»Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Career Education for High School Students, Employee Motivation, Hire an employee ?, Hiring Needs, Learning and Education, Pittsburgh, Professional Development, Resources in the Region, STEM, Trade education, Training for Employees, U can B | Comments Off on U can B and Pittsburgh Perry High School Opportunity Fair

U can B and Pittsburgh Perry High School Opportunity Fair

Pittsburgh Perry High School and local nonprofit, Building Bridges for Business, hosts Opportunity Fairs for parents, students and local employers. Building Bridges for Business, Perry High School and the Pittsburgh Public Schools will host the Opportunity Fair at Perry High School in the Northside of Pittsburgh, PA. Councilwoman Darlene Harris said, “I’d like to thank the Pittsburgh Public Schools and Building Bridges for organizing this unique event. It is important for the city’s youth to know that there are great opportunities for blue and white collar jobs on the North Side, and throughout the Pittsburgh region. I encourage both parents and students to attend.” The Perry High School – Opportunity Fair will be held in March 15, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Perry High School cafeteria. Employers and recruiters will give information to potential employees. Both adults and student job seekers can attend the Opportunity Fair on March 15, 2016. Parents and students are encouraged to bring a resume and apply for positions that evening. Parents and students will be able to meet with 15+ employers including The City of Pittsburgh, Modcloth, Bidwell, Rosedale Technical College, Goodwill, Allegheny Health Network, Job Corps, The Program for Offenders, UPS, Atlas Dreams Languages, US District Court, Logix Guru, American Income Life and local Northside businesses. Building Bridges for Business is a 501©3 organization providing career education via their program U can B. U can B has 80+ weeks of curriculum meeting the Pennsylvania State Education Association teaching standards. The U can B program also uses their Coffee With Show videos and in person speakers to engage students. Entrepreneurs and businesspeople, along with the non-profit organization Building Bridges for Business, are giving local students the chance to see what life is like after high school and college. Building Bridges for Business will host several other Opportunity Fair events throughout Allegheny County. Every event will provide access to education and the region’s amazing business resources. Details of the organization’s history and programs can be found on www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org. Contact for the Press Release Ebony Pugh, Public Information Officer, Pittsburgh Public Schools Work phone is 412-529-3616 and cell...

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U can B teaches Career Readiness

»Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Learning, Learning and Education, STEM, Training for Employees, U can B | Comments Off on U can B teaches Career Readiness

U can B teaching Students – As students graduate and enter an increasingly competitive job market, academic success alone is not enough to ensure a successful career. Employers are searching for the “soft skills”–those traits that are so vital to interpersonal relationships, cooperation with coworkers, and customer satisfaction. These skills include things like communication, problem solving, time management, leadership, working on a team, a strong work ethic, maintaining a professional appearance, and more. “The guest speakers from the U. Can. B Program are a lot of fun! They give us more options for career choices, as well as present real life experiences to the topic.” “I enjoy listening to the speakers and asking questions. They are interesting and informative.” Frequently, students are lacking in this vital preparation for the responsibilities and realities of the work world. This handicaps them in their future job searches by reducing their employability, and impacting their ability to function well in an office environment or retain a job. By providing opportunities for students to practice these important personal interactions, problem solving processes, communication cycles, and other key skills, educators can help lay a foundation for future success in the work world. “The guest speakers are nice and they do not make me feel like I cannot own my own business in the future. Everyone is not meant to go to college, and I now feel confident that I can do something else to make a living when I am an adult.” “The guest speakers make sure the students understand what they are presenting.” “I look forward to the next workshop. Can someone present more often ?” Big Ideas U can B teaches related to Career Readiness ● Interpersonal skills are just as important as subject area knowledge to creating and maintaining a successful career. ● Continuing to learn and grow in your personal life can lead to both a successful career and greater satisfaction in your life. ● Leadership, communication, problem solving, and time management are vital for any career....

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U can B Career Program

»Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Career Education for High School Students, STEM, U can B | Comments Off on U can B Career Program

  U can B teaches career awareness in Public, Private, Cyber schools and in afterschool programs. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and been part of our programs. If you want more information email Info@BuildingBridgesforBusiness.org. Join us for 2016 !! Below are some of the major U can B results. 1) I am confident in my ability to write a resume – 74% increase. 2) I know the requirements to get into a post secondary school – 92% increase. 3) I know the different types of post secondary education – 66% increase. 4) 100% of of the students agree or strongly agree that they know how to conduct themselves in a job interview. 5) 100% of the students agree or stongly agree that they understand the importance of having a career that they will...

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Join U can B at Girls Rock Science

»Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Science Curriculum, STEM, TV, U can B | Comments Off on Join U can B at Girls Rock Science

Women make up about 50% of the workforce in the United States but hold only 25% of STEM jobs. Carnegie Science Center is working to reverse this disturbing trend through a wide range of programs, including Girls Rock Science Weekend. Carnegie Science Center is partnering with KDKA TV for a weekend designed to get girls excited about science and technology and to acquaint them with a wide range of STEM careers. Throughout the building, STEM professionals from a wide range of organizations will staff tables of interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Girls who have participated in our STEM competitions, like our Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair and the Future City Competition, will bring their projects to display and discuss with visitors. A STEM Chat feature is being planned to foster conversations between girls and STEM professionals. STEM Chats will take place in the Works Theater, Body Stage, Planetarium, and Omnimax theaters before and after featured shows. These conversations will allow girls to talk about careers and interests with women in STEM professions. Two Omnimax films will spotlight some amazing women in science. Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees will illuminate her life and work, and Born to be Wild tells the heartwarming story of Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, who rescues orphaned orangutans in the rainforests of Borneo, and Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, who cares for orphaned elephants in Kenya. Both women nurture, rehabilitate, and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Participating organizations include: Aesynt ANSYS Building Bridges for Businesses, U can B The Campus School of Carlow University Carnegie Mellon University City of Pittsburgh Chartiers Valley School District Dental Works Edgar Snyder Federal Bureau of Investigation Giant Eagle La Roche College Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine LECOM MBM Contracting MBM Partner JP Phillips MBM Partner McKamish Mine Safety Appliances Montour School District Oakland Catholic High School SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SDLC Society of Women Engineers Thermo Fisher Scientific Thiel College Trinity School District Peters Township School District Verizon Foundation Washington & Jefferson College Westinghouse Williams Young Women in Bio...

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