• Stephanie Welcome to Career Development!
    Mrs. Stephanie Mitchener
    Office-Guidance Suite
    Career Development Coordinator
    Email: stephanie_mitchener@abss.k12.nc.us
    Office phone: 336-438-4000 ext. 40026
    Western: 336-538-6020 

    This is my 11th year serving as Career Development Coordinator for Western Alamance High School and Middle School. I am responsible for coordinating career development services for all students and for establishing and maintaining business/education partnerships that support the school system's mission and individual school's School Improvement Plans. I serve all students by building linkages with the school staff, business/industry representatives, postsecondary educational personnel, parents, and civic and community organizations. Working collaboratively with the school staff and coordinating the support services of the business community, I facilitate student transition from school to career.

    Come see me and let me help you with your Career Planning!
  • Sasser Companies Hiring!

    Sasser Companies, a local Alamance County company, is hiring. They serve the Triangle and Charlotte markets and have positions available in both markets. They are willing to hire people with little or no experience.  

    Sasser Companies are growing and looking for workers desirous of growth opportunities.  They offer the most important service required during an emergency or disaster situation, which is 24/7 quality mitigationTheir steady growth is accredited to their commitment to providing the highest level of customer service driven by the strength and dedication of their employees. They are looking for motivated, self-starters to join their team.
    Attached you will find a description of their current position that is available as a mitigation technician. 
    If you are interested in this position or would like to inquire about other possible positions, please send an email expressing interest to Houston@sasserrestoration.com with your resume attached.
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  • Virtual Mini-Medical School Summer Camp

    Rrising 9th, 10th, 11th  and 12th grade students (and recently-graduated class of 2020) are invited to the upcoming Virtual Mini-Medical School Summer Camp.    

    This live, online program includes:  anatomy & physiology (dissection), pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics, a medical student roundtable, infectious disease discussion, and genomics, among other topics taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer and guest speakers.  

    In addition, you will learn how to perform CPR (please note, due to the online nature of the camp this is not CPR certification).  Students must have internet capabilities to join the live Zoom conferences in order to participate.

    The program will be 9:30am-12:00pm each day with additional instruction on July 29th and 30th from 1:00pm-3:00pm.  

    The cost is only $50.00 for the whole week, which includes materials and kits (including organic chemistry set, blood pressure kit, inflatable CPR manikin, and more) which will be mailed prior to camp.  

    You may register via our website:  https://www.wakeahec.org/CourseCatalog/HC_courseinfo.asp?cr=5977  If you need alternate payment accommodations, please contact Heather Schafer at hschafer@wakeahec.org to discuss.  Space is very limited so be sure and sign up as soon as possible!

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions at hschafer@wakeahec.org.  




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  • NCSU College of Design: Summer Digital Design Lab

    NCSU's Design Lab is offering online, asynchronous, discipline-specific workshop tracks for students ages 11-18. Each workshop track includes 6 two-hour modules. 


    Register now through July 24 here: https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/digital/dwt/


    Workshop Tracks Start July 6, 2020:

    - Architecture: City Planning & Building Design

    - Landscape Architecture: Scale, Innovation, & the Human Experience

    - Art & Design: Game Design & Visual Storytelling





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  • NC A & T

    2020 Virtual Summer High School Transportation Institute (STI)

    Attention Rising High School Jr.'s and Sr.'s by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University(NC A&T)


    Over the past 29 years, N.C. A&T’s Transportation Institute has introduced hundreds of high school students to careers and academic pursuits in transportation through its STI. During this program, students are introduced to various modes of transportation, supply chain management, STEM, and personal development activities. As the oldest STI program in the nation, N.C. A&T is proud to have earned a reputation for offering a quality educational experience.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of the students, employees, and the community, N.C. A&T will be hosting a virtual program this year. The 2020 STI program will consist of three weeks of educational, interactive, and engaging activities beginning Monday, July 13th, and ending Friday, July 31st. Participants will be required to attend every day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All program activities will be conducted on-line. Laptops may be available for students who do not have access to one and there will be a $200 incentive for participating.

    To be eligible to attend the STI, a student must:

    • Be a rising junior or senior with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • Submit a complete application by the application deadline, including:
    1. An official transcript (can be emailed from school administration to Carletta Dudley at cedudle1@ncat.edu)
    2. One letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher (can be emailed to Carletta Dudley), and
    3. A 250-word essay describing their interest in attending the STI and how they feel the program might assist them in achieving their educational and career goals. (Students will upload this document using a link located at the end of the online application.)

    A complete application must be submitted for each student to apply to the 2020 STI. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are available online here: https://bit.ly/STIapp2020

    Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 3, 2020.


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  • Sr. Virtual Job Fair

    Students who are looking for employement can click on the link below to see which local employers are hiring.


    Click here:Sr. Virtual Job Fair 2020


    If you need help with your resume, please let me know and I will be happy to help you. Email me at stephanie_mitchener@abss.k12.nc.us







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  • Lifeguards Needed:

    Gibsonville Pool hopes to open if allowed in Phase 2.

    They are in need of a few lifeguards.

    Please apply by selecting the link below:


    Application for Lifeguard




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  • Survey Field Crew Technician

    Local company is seeking a high school graduate to work in their field operations to assist survey site crew for their professional surveying business. The tasks assigned will take place in an outdoor environment that will include residential, commericial and construction sites as well as forested and undeveloped regions. Applicants must enjoy being outside of an office setting. Individuals will be trained to utilize surveying equipment including handheld GPS and computer and other gear associated with surveying. Landscaping tools are often used to clear terrain to establish site lines for the surveying equipment. "Hands on" and "on the job" training are essential in learning how to work in the survey field to obtain accurate and professional results.

    • Candidate should like working outdoors with tolerance to heat and cold in various environments and be able to climb hills, and carry at least 25 pounds.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written and oral direction are a must.
    • Ability to work with a team as well as individually.
    • Good observation, math and computer skills and a willingness to learn the job are essential. Ability to read deeds and maps to understand property lines and boundaries will be a necessary for the work being performed.
    • Proper use and care of the survey equipment and work truck.
    • Utilization of idle time to clean and prepare survey equipment and materials as well as assisting in the office when needed to clean and organize.
    • Must have transportation to the office and be punctual every day and work the entire shift with occasional overtime when needed if traveling from the job site after 5 pm.
    • Other duties as assigned may accompany the noted job.  


    Email Mrs. Mitchener if you are intersted...stephanie_mitchener@abss.k12.nc.us



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  • Are you in need of a flexible Summer 2020 Job?  Aquatic Management Group is currently hiring Pool Managers, Lifeguards, and Pool Attendants in the Burlington Area.  These positions are very popular for teachers given the flexible schedule and great pay. 

    Here are a few things to consider:

    ·  Pay Ranges for Managers are from $12.00 - $15.00 per hour for Teachers.

    ·  No Experience Required. Aquatic Management Group provides all the required training.

    ·  Flexible Schedule (Managers get to make their own schedule!).

    ·  Performance and End of Season Bonuses up to $250+.

    ·  Fun, Interactive, Outdoor Job with No Micromanaging.


    Aquatic Management Group




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  • NC Star Jobs

    The Star Jobs page allows you to search more than 700 occupations in North Carolina by geography, wage, education , and career cluster. You can also sort data by clicking on the triangle icon on the column header(such as Stars or Title header). Detailed occupational information are available by clicking the green plus sign(+) next to the occupational title.  






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  • The U.S. News 100 Best Jobs for Graduates in 2020

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    Free resources from ACT.





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  • Virtual Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day



    Unfortuantly the Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day had to be cancelled this year however, ABSS CTE has worked to provide you a Virtual Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day.


    Click here to experience the Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Day. 







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  • Virtual Campus Tours

    Take a 360-degree tour of each of our

    16 North Carolina State Universities





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  • Now Hiring!


    Select the link below to see current job opporuties.


    Job Opportunities: Snag A Job


    Job Opportunities: Simply Hired


    Job Opportunities: Indeed


    Job Opportunity: Lowes Foods


    Career Solutions: Now Hiring







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    Youth Workers Rights


    The following websites and videos from the Department of Labor will inform students of their rights as an employee.


    Youth Rules! Preparing the 21st Century Workforce


    Video 1: Know Your Rights: Youth Workers

                English Video: Youth Rights

                Spanish Video: Youth Rights


    Video 2: Work Hard, Stay Safe: Summer Job Tips for Youth

                 English Video: Summer Job

                 Spanish Video:Summer Job


    Video 3: Work Hard, Stay Safe: Agriculutural Summer Job Tips for Youth

                 English Video: Ag Summer Job

                 Spanish Video: Ag Summer Job


    Youth Minimum Wage Fair Labor Standards Act 



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  • NC Career Cluster Guide




     Career Cluster Guide




    NC CTE
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     Career Interest Inventory 





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    Click on link above
    Complete application online
    Print certificate: parent and youth must sign
    Return to employer
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  • Reality Check

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  • CAP:Career Accelerator Program Facility Tours
    Curent 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in the CAP program should register now for the facility tours. 
    CAP applicants are asked to attend at least one tour, however it is suggested that students tour several facilities to hear about the work available at each location. A parent or guardian must attend the tour with students.
    Click below to sign up:
    CAP Application:
    The application to apply for the CAP program is now available through February 15, 2020.








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  • CTE Internship

    A CTE internship is a career preparation activity in which students are placed at a worksite for a defined period of time to participate in and observe work firsthand within a given industry. Unlike work experience, internships often allow students to rotate through a number of departments and job functions. Internships provide the student an opportunity to “test-drive” career possibilities, to gain experience in the field they are interested in pursuing, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, and gain school credit. An internship is an excellent way to determine if the industry and the profession is the best career option to follow before investing a lot of time and money in training and education. 

    Any 11th or 12th grade student with the maturity to work independently in an area of career interest and is in good academic standing may apply to the Internship Program. Students will complete an application and briefly explain how the internship is related to their high school and/or career goals. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. Students participating in the internship program must continue to abide by all school and worksite rules and regulations including but not limited to: attendance policy, tardy policy, and academic eligibility.

    Students may not intern at a site where family members are employed. 

    WA Jr. and Sr. students interested in being an intern for the 2019-2020 school year should complete the following:

    1. Intern Application
    2. Teacher Recommendation-Print two copies and complete the top box.
      Give to two teachers to complete on your behalf. (Preferably one teacher should be a CTE teacher.) Teachers will return directly to me.
    3. Email Mrs. Mitchener and schedule an appointment to meet and discuss the internship.


    Intern Application


    Teacher Recommendation




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