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Virginia Fire & Ambulance

Fire Explorers

 

Are you interested in emergency services (fire, medical, law enforcement, nursing or alike)?
Virginia Fire Department has an opportunity for you!

 

Career Exploration Opportunity

 

Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are at least 15 (and have completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status and citizenship are not criteria for participation.
 

This program will give you the opportunity to try out a career before you spend big money going to college for something you may find you do not like or it may reinforce that this is the career for you!
 

By taking advantage of this program you will learn skills in firefighting, medicine, rescue, public relations, community service, and interpersonal skills which are accomplished through education and hands on opportunities to include ride along. Meetings are once a month.
 

You can lean more or sign up by contacting Will Fisher at the Virginia Fire Department 218-780-7648 or fisherw@virginiamn.us.
 

What is Exploring?
Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. Exploring in not about lectures and slide shows- it’s about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grown and develop.
 

Everyone Wins With Exploring!
Exploring will be one of the best opportunities you offer your company, your employees, and the youth of your community.
 

Company Benefits:
Cultivate future Employees, Impact on the education process of youth, Prepare young adults for transition from school to work. Develop future responsible and caring adults, Improve staff teamwork working on common goals outside of normal work. Visible commitment of the welfare of the community.
 

Employee Benefits:
Increased realization that we are ALL responsible for molding today’s youth and tomorrows leaders, Great job awareness, Opportunity for greater community involvement, Enhanced communication, planning and program development skills, Increased initiative of employees.
 

Youth Benefits:
Practical, real-world career experiences and insight, Stimulated interest in continual education, Building of leadership, self-confidence, and problem-solving skills. Cooperative relationship between adults and youth, Community service to others.
 

For More Information visit: www.learningforlife.org/exploring