Virtual Guest Speaker Series Focuses on Career Exploration in a Variety of Fields
LAS VEGAS – With the goal of exposing young people to different career and educational opportunities that exist throughout the Las Vegas Valley, non-profit CORE and Leadership Las Vegas Council have teamed up to present a virtual “Career We Can” program. Pivoting from an in-person experience to a series of virtual guest speakers, “Career We Can” introduces the student Scholars participating in CORE to a variety of careers, and informs them about the educational pathways available to help pursue the career path of their choice.
Spearheaded by the alumni arm of Leadership Las Vegas, a professional and community leadership development program aimed at improving and serving Southern Nevada, “Career We Can” launched with a library of fourteen guest speaker videos covering a number of various careers including in legal, hospitality, healthcare, professional services, construction and more. New videos are added monthly.
“Leadership Las Vegas Council adopted CORE in 2019 and has been orchestrating monthly supply drives and activities since that time,” said Vandana Bhalla, Alumni Engagement Co-Chair, Leadership Las Vegas Council. “We knew we could do more to really support the students and to help them discover the variety of jobs and people that make our community tick. Creating the Career We Can digital series is a great way for the Scholars to hear directly from local industry professionals and to open their eyes to all the career possibilities they can further explore.”
Each 10-12-minute video features a different professional discussing their field, current job and the path that led them there. Even better, the library of videos is available for all to enjoy and can be found on YouTube or IGTV at @COREwecan.
“This program is a win-win for the professionals who participate and for our young people,” said Lindsay Harper, Executive Director of CORE. “It is not only an opportunity for our student scholars to gain knowledge and discover new possibilities but also for local professionals to share their passion and experience with the next generation of workers and leaders. We are so grateful to the Leadership Las Vegas Council for their determination and grit in bringing this impactful program to CORE.”
Current Career We Can videos available for viewing include:
1. Gian Brown, Attorney at Law (https://youtu.be/O0QhXf1w82I)
2. Edgar Carranza, Attorney at Law (https://youtu.be/X0AcB8pL230)
3. Lindsay Howard, Construction Project Manager (https://youtu.be/WYVeSHz9ZOo)
4. Christina Nishiyama, Human Resources Consultant (https://youtu.be/psNAxp_kC9k)
5. Brianna McCullough, Marketing and Communications Strategy (https://youtu.be/2Zm_r2ymTBg)
6. Dan Shapiro, VP of Strategy and Business Development for William Hill (https://youtu.be/vUn0dniWWj4)
CORE, powered by The Rogers Foundation, is a long-term, two generational, holistic, and collective impact model serving under-resourced students (“Scholars”). Scholars are accepted into CORE starting in 6th grade after a home visit and parent interview. From 6th grade through 12th grade Scholars participate in afterschool and weekend programming; concurrently, their families work with CORE staff to develop support networks, continue their own education, and develop the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. After graduation, Scholars are engaged with CORE through our Alumni Network to ensure that they stay on track and continue to reach for their potential. For more information, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.corewecan.org.