Career Ready Programs Information Nights
Career Ready Programs
Blue Valley Career Ready Programs (CRP) provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for college and careers. CRP gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge with a career focus.
Career Ready Programs offer:
- Relevant hands-on learning opportunities
- Preparation for high-skill, high-wage, high demand careers
- Professional learning experiences
- Leadership and interpersonal skills
- Connections with business and industry
- College credit
Blue Valley currently offers 12 career pathways. High school students choose from a variety of different options. Such as business management and entrepreneurship, health science, marketing, culinary and event management, programming and software development, and more.
Through partnerships with Johnson County Community College and the Overland Park Fire Department, Career Ready Programs also offer unique and, for some, life-changing opportunities for learners. Each program has a different set of requirements and information. If interested, learners will work with the Blue Valley Career Ready Program Liaison to JCCC or a high school counselor to create a plan that will allow enough time for one of these programs in a student's schedule.
The Career Ready Programs department is offering several exciting opportunities for Blue Valley students to earn college credit at little to NO cost to families through Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Students can earn an associate degree OR career-ready certification in high-demand, high paying fields. Areas include: Automotive Technology, Culinary & Hospitality, Cybersecurity, Electrician Technology, Electronic Technology, Emergency Management & Fire Science, HVAC, Nail Technology, Plumbing, and Welding/Metal Fabrication. We invite you to attend one of our community-wide family informational sessions in January:
January 19, 2022: Learn more about the Dual Degree option and how to earn your associate degree AND your Blue Valley diploma at the same time! Join us at the JCCC Student Center lobby at 6:30 P.M.
January 25, 2022: Learn more about the Emergency Management & Fire Science program from our partners at the Overland Park Fire Department (OPFD) at the OPFD Training Center at 12401 Hemlock at 6:30 P.M.
January 27, 2022: Join us at the JCCC in the CTEC building lobby at 6:30 P.M. to learn more about career ready certification programs. We will hear from JCCC Deans, Department Chairs, and Blue Valley students currently enrolled in these programs.
Questions? Please feel free to reach out to Sarah Beren, Liaison to JCCC for Blue Valley Career Ready Programs, at 913-239-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.