Programs 2020-11-03T21:12:01+00:00

2020 Career Exploring Guidebook

Keep an eye out for the 2020 Career Exploring Guidebooks available at your guidance counselor’s office. They are a great resource for browsing different careers. Misplaced your copy? Find a copy HERE.

Architecture & Architectural Engineering

  • Experience hands-on projects demonstrating architecture design principles and practices.
  • Learn about general architecture, phases of building design, sustainable design, and engineering systems in building design.
  • Discover what education and training is needed to be successful in the architecture field.

Look for the next session in spring 2021!

Build a Plane

  • Metal working
  • Reading drafting plans
  • Engineering

Look for the next session in fall 2020!

Conservation & Wildlife

  • Tour the River Museum and learn about the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Discover how the River Museum is working to save animals from extinction
  • Meet Aquarists and find out how to care for thousands of animal ambassadors
  • Restore and enhance local wildlife habitats
  • Discover other careers related to wildlife conservation and oceanography

Look for the next session in fall 2020! 

Culinary Arts

  • Work with the head chef
  • Plan a menu and prepare certain dishes and appetizers
  • Discover the tricks behind presentation of meals and dishes
  • Learn about the hours, pay, and education for the profession
  • Discuss restaurant management and how menus, service, and promotions affect the overall appeal of a restaurant

Look for the next session in fall 2020! 

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Diesel Mechanics

  • Inspect a semi-truck up close – inside and out
  • Remove engine components and learn the functionality and operation
  • Compete in a “Top Gun” competition
  • Build your own light or horn circuit

More Information

Registration now open!

Engineering & Technology

  • Get introduced to a wide array of engineering disciplines and some of the engineers that work in those disciplines.
  • Participate in hands-on activities such as an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 3D modeling of components and assemblies
  • Discover what steps you can take to be on the engineering career path

Look for next session in spring 2021! 

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Firefighting and Emergency Services

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field

Program meets first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • More Information
  • Send completed application and $50 registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

Firefighting – Volga Fire Department

  • Participate in activities including firefighting skills, ropes rescue, and using self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Learn about firefighting and emergency medical services
  • Discover what steps you can take to enter the firefighting career field
Program is currently accepting applications.

  • Download the application found HERE
  • Send completed application and registration fee to: Exploring, PO Box 732, Dubuque, IA 52004

REGISTER NOW!
Health Careers

  • See virtual tours of various departments of Finley Hospital, including pharmacy, surgery and radiology.
  • Meet professionals in the different health career fields
  • Ask all your career questions.

The 2020/2021 Health Careers Program will be virtual!
Meetings are the first Monday each month October-May, 4-5PM.

More information about this year’s program can be found HERE.

Law Enforcement

    • Experience law enforcement by participating in activities like crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, and traffic stops.
    • Ride along with a law enforcement officer
    • Discover what types of careers exist in law enforcement

Look for next session in spring 2021! 

Nursing

  • Learn nursing skills in the hands-on NICC skills lab.
  • Check out the state-of-the art simulation lab at NICC
  • Discover what specialties you can have in the nursing field.

More information on the program

Look for the next session in fall 2020! 

18-20 Year Old Participants

Exploring participants in the 18-20 age range, must fill out an adult application (found at www.exploring.org/),  submit to a criminal background check, and successfully complete Youth Protection Training (found at my.scouting.org).

Contact Melissa at 563.556.4343 melissa.neuhaus@scouting.org.