YCAL-York County Alliance for Learning

York County Alliance for Learning

The York County Alliance for Learning (YCAL) is a non-profit organization that works with businesses and schools to provide career education, relevant academic experiences, and work-based experiences for students and educators in York County. The goal is to help students become successful lifelong learners and to help make informed career decisions. Students in York County are fortunate to have this organization and its resources available to them.

How can YCAL help you make informed career decisions?

  1. Through your participation in the Career Exploration Programs you can learn more about specific career fields. Career Exploration programs consist of 30+ different programs intended to create opportunities for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to attend and explore a career path that may interest them. Hosted by a business partner that operates within the particular career, these programs are categorized as part of the Career Exploration Series (meeting after-school, multiple times throughout the school year) or the Career Exploration Day Programs which are one-day programs that typically meet during the school day.
    **For 2020-21 school year all Career Exploration Programs will be virtual.

  2. Participate in YCAL’s Pre-Apprenticeship Programs-The Pre-Apprenticeship programs offer students the opportunity of a structured series of engagement programs that will help them in exploring career opportunities, build skills, and experience what an Apprenticeship Program would entail as they make their future career decisions. YCAL offers multiple Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities through our partners.
    1. Construction Pre-Apprenticeship through Kinsley
    2. Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship through York Electricians
    3. Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship through the Manufacturer’s Association

To learn more about these programs visit www.ycal.us

Click on the Students link which will show you the links to the Career Exploration and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.

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