It’s a Wrap! Thanks to Everyone Who Helped with Cool Careers Season One
April 24, 2022
HirePaths has had a whirlwind of a year filming our Cool Careers series of videos to introduce kids in grades 4-8 to in-demand Kansas careers. Now that we’ve finished filming our sixth episode (the...
Parents and Educators: Spring into New Thinking About Post-Secondary Careers
April 4, 2022
Spring is the season students often make commitments for their future. Whether that’s enrolling for next year’s classes, choosing a post-secondary institution of higher learning, or submitting job...
Kansas Employers: Consider the Benefits of Micro-Internships
March 7, 2022
By Tim Peterson If you’ve never heard of a micro-internship, you’re not alone. Traditional internships are usually full-time summer assignments or part-time jobs completed during the academic year,...
Textron Aviation Offers Paid Summer Programs for Students and Educators
February 23, 2022
By Caroline Nichols, K-12 Program Manager Growing up in Wichita, I had no idea about all the career opportunities available in aviation. Now as the K-12 Program Manager at Textron Aviation, I’m...
Turner High School Teacher Launches Health Career Podcast
February 21, 2022
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS — From a quiet hallway between the pool where he teaches swimming two hours a day and a classroom where he teaches health and health sciences classes, Drew Garner, Turner High...
Check Out the High-Tech Field of Advanced Manufacturing
January 17, 2022
The manufacturing industry is constantly evolving. Traditional manufacturing — large assembly lines in sprawling industrial complexes — was once considered revolutionary. A similar disruption called...
Find the Sweet Spot between Personal Passions and Workplace Demands
December 19, 2021
As a product of Kansas public schools in the 1980s and early 1990s, I grew up believing that if I (as a girl) wanted to be president of the United States, I could be. My parents taught me that if...
Meet Shonda Atwater: Bringing a Renaissance of Respect Back to the Trades
December 13, 2021
Growing up, I was greatly influenced by my father, Eddie Anderson, who is an amazing speaker, mentor, church leader, project estimator, construction supervisor and a jack of all trades. Today, he’s...
A Powerful Partnership: Energy Jobs and Apprenticeships
November 11, 2021
Apprenticeships: They’re a time-tested, highly effective and increasingly popular way to train workers, but when discussing future career plans with kids, parents seldom think to include them in the...
Career Exploration: How to Encourage Kids of All Ages
October 4, 2021
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When it comes to inspiring kids to think about their futures, asking this question can really put them on the spot. Sure, adults often think kids’ answers...
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