Kansas City Show-Me Careers Educator Experience
Show-Me Careers is a five-day career professional development boot camp for educators, counselors and administrators to learn firsthand about relevant career pathways in today’s business and industry settings. The program provides a unique, hands-on learning experience inside local employers. Through these externship experiences, education professionals gain a more robust understanding of the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets students need to be successful in today’s professional environments.
Piloted in St. Louis in 2018, Show Me Careers is expanding to regions across the state in 2020.
Goals and Objectives
The objective of Show-Me Careers is to expose Missouri students to good career opportunities by bringing influential middle and high school educators, counselors and administrators into advanced manufacturing, health care systems, transportation and logistics and other targeted industries where shortages can be identified. The initiative assists education professionals in producing lesson plans that can be presented to students following the program during the subsequent school year. By providing this experience to educators, counselors and administrators each year, the program aims to reach thousands of students annually with new career opportunities that will help narrow the skills gap.