K-12 Career Development

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Avondale High School
Career Development

Secondary Career Development is embedded into our curriculum whenever possible. We also have intentional activities that give students time and space to reflect on themselves and careers that might match their personality, skills, and interests. Some of these include:

  • “Career Reflection and Connection” Days (writing prompts and class discussion)
  • “Future Focus Days”: Time for students to reflect, explore careers/schools in Xello and complete state requirements
  • Future Fridays: Guest speakers at lunch
  • Jobs in Action: job site tours at local businesses
  • Field trips: Manufacturing Day, Construction day, etc.
Students in science class

Jobs in Action Series

Still not sure what you want to do after high school?

Want to talk to someone who has a job you are interested in?

Hear from a industry professionals and SEE them in action!

Sign up for a field trip!

What to do:

Find registration forms for the Jobs in Action Series on Google Classroom
(graduating class)!


Current Jobs in Action Series


April 23, 2024
Makino Tech Expo

Open to 9th - 12th grade students
Makino Permission slip

May 1, 2024
Construction Career Day

Open to 9th-12th grade students
Construction Day Details

May 2, 2024
Careers in Healthcare at OU
9th grade only
Careers in Healthcare Details

May 6, 2024
Constellation Wind Farm Tour

Open to 9th-12th grade students 
Wind Farm Details

May 21, 2024
Carpenters' & Millrights' Training Center

Open to 9th - 12th grade
Carpenters Career Fair Details


*Note: STUDENT must be logged into Avondale Google Account
in order to access registration forms.

Lots more opportunities will be posted here so check back often!




Other Career Readiness Field Trips and Events

Career related field trips and events are also offered throughout the year. Find more details and registration forms in your Graduating Class Google Classroom!

April 22: Business Meets Avondale CTE Internship Fair

Open to 10th and 11th grade CTE students
Business Meets Avondale Internship Fair Flyer


More Opportunities

JOB SHADOWS at the county water commission!
Job shadow details

OSTC Program Showcases: Experience a preview of the programs available at OSTC NE.  After school and Saturday sessions available.

March thru April:  PAYING FOR COLLEGE
Seminars for parents
Paying for College Seminars

Other Resources for
Secondary Students

- Local apprenticeships, Trades, Culinary, Healthcare and military links
- AHS Opportunities by Career cluster
- Michigan HOT Jobs
- Metro Detroit Job Outlook
- Day in the Life Videos
- Career Onestop Videos

Find more videos in your Graduating Class Google classroom!

Looking for a specific career video? Request one from deanna.johnson@avondaleschools.org

Xello

Avondale students use Xello, a comprehensive career and education planning program. Xello provides everything students need to complete annual state EDP requirements and more! It includes:

  • Self-awareness assessments
  • Career and skill matching tools
  • Career awareness and exploration
  • Educational planning information
  • Space for documenting goals and plans
  • Upload space for a digital portfolio
  • Lessons in career and life skills
  • A resume building tool
  • And much more!
Log Into Xello With Your Avondale Google Credentials