So many jobs that provide an excellent living are unseen by most people. Behind every successful classroom is a network of administrators, office assistants, and many other staff members who all work together to ensure teachers and students receive what they need for smooth instruction, including the people who work hard in distribution warehouses. At Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California, the Cajon Valley Warehouse is where teachers can request every material they might need to provide effective learning in their classroom. The Cajon Valley Warehouse manager, Kerry Oesterling, knows that his job is vital to helping the district provide the best education to its students, and through the World of Work’s Meet a Pro virtual field trips he gave students an inside look into his job.
As Cajon Valley Warehouse manager, Kerry says that he takes pride in his job because he knows that what he does affects so many kids positively. His job makes a difference to how students are taught, as teachers can relax knowing that their supplies will get to them on time and organized. The World of Work’s mission is to the find amazing career paths and connect them to the students who will achieve great things in that line of work. Through a four level process including learning about a career, having hands on experiences with that career, meeting a professional in that career, and then practicing what they know, the World of Work unites students with career options that align their personal strengths, interests, and values with their natural abilities. Kerry’s job as Cajon Valley Warehouse manager suits him because he loves helping people, keeping organized, and maintaining order in his workplace. Check out the highlights of the Meet a Pro Virtual Chat with Kerry and his team, powered by Nepris technology, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw7nP2cPywU.
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.