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Blueprint for Success

Participants Build Newspaper Structures Students build shelters out of newspaper and tape so that they all fit underneath afterwards.

Blueprint For Success is a high impact career exploration opportunity for youth ages 12-16. PICCC offers this popular program every summer, providing crucial information to young people when they need it most.

Download the "Blueprint For Success" Flyer (PDF)

Download the "Blueprint For Success" Application (PDF)

Determining a career path is one of the biggest decisions that anyone will make. In fact, actually choosing a career is a relatively new concept in the course of history. It has only been in the last 40-50 years that college has become accessible to most people. Before that people were apprenticed, inherited the family business, or just took whatever work they could find.

The Ropes Course at TeamWorks
The Ropes Course at TeamWorks

This new freedom of choice brings a new set of responsibilities and worries. Youth have no way of knowing how far reaching this decision can be but they do see how others are affected when they find themselves in a career field for which they do not care. So there is a question that looms, "What if I pick the wrong career?"

Beaver Stadium - Behind the Scenes
Beaver Stadium "Behind the Scenes"

Blueprint for Success uses a wide variety of tools to help teens explore their world and themselves. Students tour local businesses like Geisinger Health System and Metzger Animal Hospital as well as getting to visit several places at Penn State University. They have the opportunity to grow as a group and learn the dynamics of working with others. They also take part in an in-depth assessment of their abilities, interests, and values, helping them to see which careers might be right for them.

Enrollment is currently underway for the next Blueprint for Success program. The 2016 program is scheduled from July 18-29, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the PICCC office in the Woskob Industrial Park near the Nittany Mall.

Please call 814-237-8998 and ask about enrollment in the Blueprint for Success Program.

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