Career Ready PA Backpack Challenge

  • The Remake Learning Days festival was held across Pennsylvania between May 6-16, 2021. A variety of organizations (libraries, schools, museums, employers, community centers, and more) hosted free events for all age groups and provided hands-on learning opportunities. The festival’s organizers partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Career Ready PA initiative to highlight the valuable connection between hands-on learning, employability skills, and career readiness. Over 100 school districts participated in events affiliated with Career Ready PA’s Backpack Challenge and earned badges and artifacts for their career portfolio. The Backpack Challenge incorporated PA Career Ready employability “soft” skills, such as collaboration and critical thinking, with the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards in a variety of educational, hands-on sessions. Through their participation, students related these skills and reflected on how that skill-building can prepare them for a future career. Check out the blog on the Remake Learning website.

    Congratulations to the schools that received a banner for achieving over 100 artifacts!

    Hasson Heights Elementary School

    Arts Academy Elementary Charter School

    Grove City Middle School

    HOPE for Hyndman Charter School

    Catasauqua High School

    CSIU Work Foundations

    Spring Cove Elementary School

    Career Ready PA Backpack Challenge Badge