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Skills 4 Life Podcast Kick off
May 16, 2022
Northshore Schools Foundation to launch Skills 4 Life podcast, April 1, focused on the jobs of the future.
The Skills 4 Life podcast series kicks off on April 1, featuring professionals from a variety of high-demand jobs of the future. The goal of this podcast series is to inform and inspire parents and students about future career choices. Episodes can be streamed from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Podcast Addict as well as the Foundation website: www.NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org
Skills 4 Life podcast is an engaging and short weekly podcast for parents of high school aged teens. This show is brought to you by the Northshore Schools Foundation, a Top-Rated “Great Nonprofits” award-recipient, “Guidestar” Gold Participant, and Best of a “Best of Northshore” nonprofit.
The inaugural episode will feature Alicia McLaughlin. McLaughlin is an exotic animal veterinarian who provides practical advice for students about what they can do right now to pursue a career in her field. The second episode will feature Brian Tuskan, a global security expert for Microsoft. Each week through June 2022, we will talk with a new guest about high-demand jobs that are shaping future opportunities.
“We hope students and parents will be intrigued by all the possibilities out there,” said Carmin Dalziel, Executive Director of the Northshore Schools Foundation. “We want students to be able to make learning relevant and course selection purposeful, while also encouraging creative new trails that will lead to fun successful careers.”
Helping students be prepared for life after high school is the goal of the Northshore Schools Foundation’s Build Skills for Life Initiative. The podcast was a brainchild of the Foundation’s Build Skills for Life committee. When COVID-19 shut down its opportunity to offer a second year of in-person Career Days and Life Skills Days, the committee got creative to offer these same opportunities in a different format. “Doing a podcast seemed like a fun thing to do,” said committee chair Mary Drews. “We know parents are listening to podcasts a lot these days and we thought if we kept them short enough, they might be intrigued and share them with their students. Our goal is to provide a diverse lineup of career representatives so that every student in Northshore will find at least one that they are excited about,” said Drews.