Figuring out what career path to take is tricky, especially for an eighth-grader. So how to do we set them up for success?  

High schools are offering courses and programs in different career paths that allow students to get a head start. Programs such as New Visions and BOCES provide the opportunity for hands-on learning in specific fields such as law and government, business, medical, engineering, cosmetology, and more! But how do students know what they want to study if they don’t have hands-on opportunities before they get to high school? Or college? 

The Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program, Broome-Tioga BOCES, Broome-Tioga Workforce, SUNY Broome Community College, and The Agency created SPARK, a career exploration experience for eighth-grade students from sixteen different school districts in our region. 

The event was held on Jan. 22, 2020, on SUNY Broome’s campus. Throughout the day, students were able to interact with SUNY Broome faculty, BOCES Career, and Technical Education teachers, and area employers to learn about the careers in our region and the educational and training pathways needed for success. Students were able to ask questions and gain a knowledgeable insight into the variety of career paths offered today. 

ICS was proud to be a part of this day and help educate them on the world of technology and the different career paths and opportunities. What comes to mind when someone talks about technology? Computers? Security? The technology world is changing daily and quickly. With opportunities in the technology field ranging from Security Analyst to IT Systems Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing.  

Interested in learning more about what a career in technology has to offer? Contact us today!