During a Meet a Pro session, Heartland Fire Paramedics who serve San Diego’s East County area showed World of Work what it takes to be a paramedic for a fire department. Heartland Fire Battalion Chief, Jay Wojnowski, welcomed World of Work into their firehouse show how firefighters and paramedics work together to answer the call to rescue. Meet a Pro chats are just one of the many benefits that students have access to when their school is apart of the World of Work community. With Meet a Pro sessions available to hundreds of classrooms at once, the effect this can have on students’ futures is endless. Meet a Pro chats can be streamed live or viewed later, but either way, these virtual field trips take students to exciting careers they may not have ever considered before.
One Paramedic Firefighter working for Heartland Fire shared his story of what inspired him to become a Firefighter Paramedic. While in the foster care system growing up, Mitchell Langdon felt like the community around him raised him and set him on a positive path for his future. Mitchell wanted to give back and find a way to take care of his community. Finding a career that suits each child’s unique strengths, interests, and values can be challenging, but the World of Work curriculum gives schools a foundation to make it possible. In the Meet a Pro chat featuring Heartland Fire, students were given an inside look at the people, the job, and the life-saving equipment that is apart of a career in firefighting or paramedics. Meet a Pro sessions are just one incredible aspect of the World of Work program that can take teaching kids about careers to actually giving students a path to their future. Watch the behind the scenes look at
About World of Work: The World of Work is an initiative aimed at early exposure for children to career paths. The program focuses on integrating useful, real-world skills into everyday curriculum in a way that makes it beneficial for teachers and students. Teachers are provided with the curriculum and experiences necessary to blend traditional education with skills needed in the workforce, engaging students and getting them excited about the possibilities in their future. The World of Work curriculum uses a four level process to expose students from all grade levels to a broad range of careers and uses the RIASEC framework to support students as they explore their interests and workplace values. The World of Work empowers every child with the knowledge that their unique strengths, interests, and values are needed in the world and fosters happy kids, living in healthy relationships on a path to gainful employment. Call 877.717.2474 or visit www.worldofwork.net for more information.