Career Planning

Career Pathways & Exploration

D219 Career Pathways
The Career Pathways sequence is a tool to help guide students toward appropriate course selection and related extracurricular options. Here are the pathways:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Arts & Communication
  • Finance & Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology & Trades
  • Human & Public Services
  • Health Sciences & Technology

Career Cruising / Inspire Your Future (Username
: nwhs  Password: wolves)

Career Cruising is an innovative self-exploration and planning program to engage students in the process of building their future. Within Career Cruising, Inspire Your Future brings the local connection, our own local network of businesses and volunteers willing to engage with students as they explore careers of interest. Through Inspire, students can ask questions of local professionals (Career Coaches) on message boards. Students can also request a Career Exploration Opportunity (CEO) – like a job shadow, internship, company tour, or interview. After logging into Career Cruising, students will be prompted to create a personal My Plan account so they can keep track of their career exploration and planning activities. If you have questions about this program, contact Julianne Arvizu at [email protected].

NSERVE is a Career & Technical Education (CTE) consortium in the northern Chicago suburbs that includes District 219 among the five districts it serves. It believes that students will make a better decision of where to go to college if they know why they are going.

  • Guide for Career Pathways
    Here is a link to its Guide listing seven (7) career pathways. Each pathway has details on careers in that field, high school courses, college majors, activities and further education courses students can take in order to pursue a chosen career.
  • Summer Career Exploration Courses
    3-week programs that introduce students to careers using experiential learning and field trips. Courses include Engineering and Nanotechnology, Business and Law, and Healthcare. Click here for more info about the courses.