CAREER CENTER

Equality fits into a broader vision of school reform that incorporates multiple pathways to carry young people from high school to adulthood. Every high school scholar will find viable ways of pursuing a meaningful post-secondary degree and career. Equality's Career Center will integrate efforts of teachers, counselors, scholars, parents, and industry partners in order to achieve the best outcome for our scholars.

Equality's Career Center

Links the academic curriculum with the world of work
Develops skills, habits, and attitudes that are conducive to employment
Assists in learning about and selecting careers
Uses New York City's busniess industrial complex as a real-world learning laboratory

Life and Career Action Planning Process

Starting on their first day at Equality, scholars embark on a course that will guide them towards their career of choice. They create middle school Life Action Plans and high school Career Action Plans, both of which are adjusted each year as scholars are introduced to new professions and gain additional educational experiences. Life Action and Career Action Plans assist scholars in using goal-setting as a means to an end, as well as fostering a sense of responsibility for the choices that they make.

Career Center Classes

In addition to the rigorous requirements expected of all scholars when working towards a Regents diploma, scholars will also engage in Career Center Classes. These classes will provide Equality's scholars real-world experience within areas of interest to prepare them to enter the competitive global economy.

Examples of general courses and advanced courses offered to scholars who are meeting their Regents diploma criteria are:

BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

FINANCIAL LITERACY

INTERVIEW SKILLS

PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE AND INTERACTIONS

RESUME BUILDING

CULINARY ARTS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

FASHION & COSMETOLOGY

FINANCE & INVESTMENT

JOURNALISM

LEGAL FIELD

MEDICAL FIELD

ROBOTICS

VETERINARY MEDICINE

WEB SITE & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Career Center Partnerships

Equality's external partnerships are critical in providing the knowledge and talent resources necessary to making different options available to our scholars.

Unique opportunities for Equality scholars to prepare for their individual college
and career paths.

Business Partnerships
  • Mentorship & internship programs
  • Courses taught by professionals
  • Career Day involvement
  • High school employment opportunities
  • Workshops and lectures by professionals
  • On the job training for scholars
College & Post-Secondary Partnerships
  • College credit bearing courses in high school and on college grounds
  • Presentations and workshops by representatives of post-secondary institutions
  • Seminar series by college students and graduates

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Career Center Labs

A change in teaching methods requires a shift away from the traditional classroom setting. The Common Core expects a transition from lecture based teaching to an environment where scholars are more active learners. With this in mind, Equality has designed the Career Center with various resources to enable scholars' participation in hands-on learning.

Equality's Career Center is located at the high school and includes:

  • Graphic Design & Programming Computer Labs
  • Computer and Printer Repair Stations
  • Virtual and Physical Library
  • Career and College Preparation Stations, including AP/SAT/ACT, interview, resume, and college application support centers

The Career Center will also provide space to be used for lectures and workshops by professionals and college representatives.