The United Way partners with Miami-Dade Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to bring Career Connections to life. Executives are recruited from the seven One Community One Goal target industries, along with local entrepreneurs to encourage students to pursue their dreams. During the series, Miami-Dade County Public Schools high school students are exposed to careers they hadn’t considered and learn about unconventional pathways to success. Speakers explain what it takes to be successful and how it feels to have a job that you’re passionate about. They encourage students to set goals.
On March 13, 2019, they presented Career Connections to William H. Turner Technical Arts High School career academy students. The business and community leadership panel consisting of Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Gregory Irizarry, Maria Leon-Mills and Alfredo Mesa discussed the foundations of careers pathways. Students learned that by preparing for the jobs of today and tomorrow, learning from experts on what it takes to turn passion into success and receiving career guidance and setting professional goals will help them be successful in their career field. The panel also gave insight on their own experiences in various career pathways. More information