Local Opportunities to Explore Careers

Check back often for actual dates!

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  • Ridgway Chamber Jr. Steering Committee Applications
  • January – Penn Highlands Elk Professional Healthcare Networking Mixer
    (HS Seniors & College)
  • March – Penn Highlands Elk Healthcare Career Day
  • April – Job Networking Fair
    (HS: Check with your School Counselor)
  • September – Elk-Cameron Post Secondary Fair
    (HS: Check with your School Counselor)
  • October – XRay Day (Careers in Radiology)
    Location: Penn Highlands DuBois

State and National Opportunities

These are great opportunities for you to gain additional knowledge in a field you are interested in, spend time practicing skills needed for a future career, and even meet new friends. They look great on a resume, college application or scholarship application.

​Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)

​Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers in-coming high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Registration is typically during the Winter months.

Summer Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA)

Current High School Junior Students are invited to apply for a four-week, all expenses paid, immersive entrepreneurial experience! Includes a $600 paid work experience. Applications are typically available in the Winter months and due in March.

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters. Application Deadline is typically January.

Student Challenges

Do you like to challenge yourself and try new things?
Check out the opportunities below to see if they spark your interest.

(grades 9th-12th) Check back in the FALL!

(MS/HS) Check back in the FALL!