VOICE

VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INSPIRING CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY 

What do you want to be when you grow up?

OACAC launched VOICE in 2014, to help our local elementary students answer this question by fostering awareness of different career paths.

VOICE is a great conversation starter for kids to talk to their families about future dreams and aspirations!

VOICE EXPERIENCE

Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) is a project which brings careers to life for kids and encourages them to dream BIG about their futures! For more information on bringing VOICE to your community, contact [email protected]

What Is VOICE?

A collaboration between OACAC, local elementary schools, and youth organizations, VOICE provides a hands-on introduction to six different career paths:

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business, Management, and Technology
  • Natural Resources and Agriculture
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Engineering and Technology
  • Health Services

Students, parents, and teachers can learn more about these six career paths from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

WHY

Why VOICE?

 

Research has shown numerous benefits for children who complete an elementary-based career awareness program:

  • High grades
  • Higher academic achievement
  • Improved school involvement
  • Increased career awareness exploration
  • Increased personal and interpersonal skills

When’s the next VOICE?

DateTimeLocationCounty
May 2nd1:00PM - 3:00PMBingham ElementaryGreene
May 3rd9:00AM - 11:00AMBingham ElementaryGreene
May 4th10:00AM-12:00PMTaneyville ElementaryTaney
May 9th10:30AM - 11:30AMShell Knob ElementaryBarry
May 9th8:30AM - 12:00PMSchofield ElementaryGreene
May 10th8:30AM - 12:00PMSchofield ElementaryGreene
May 10th9:00AM - 11:30AM
12:50PM - 3:10PM
Ozark East ElementaryChristian
May 11th8:30AM - 11:30AMSchofield ElementaryGreene
May 11th9:00AM - 1:00PMD.A. Mallory ElementaryDallas
May 12th10:00AM - 11:00AMMcGregor ElementaryGreene
May 16th1:00PM - 3:00PMTruman ElementaryGreene
May 17th9:00AM - 12:00PMNiangua ElementaryWebster
June 6th8:30AM - 12:00PMPierce City Central ElementaryLawrence
June 8th8:30AM - 12:00PMPierce City Central ElementaryLawrence

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