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General Studies
Avian Care & Training - National Aviary
This program is full and no longer accepting applications.

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will have the opportunity to experience the zoological field by working with the trainers at the National Aviary. Students will go behind the scenes and assist with many aspects of animal care, including: feeding, cleaning, enrichment, and training.

Instructor Bio: Caitlin Stone has been an educator at the National Aviary since 2007 and was fortunate enough to participate in several AIU apprenticeships while attending North Allegheny High School. She enjoys being able to provide similar experiences for students through this program.

All classes take place on Wednesdays from 10:00am until Noon at the National Aviary, 700 Arch Street, Pgh, PA 15212.
General Studies
Flourish - Leadership Development for Girls - Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office. A $140.00 lab fee to cover a DiSC Profile and StrengthsQuest -- two renowned leadership development tools. Lab fee is payable to Inta-Great and is due at the first session.

Did you know women make up only 20% of all senior-level leaders in the United States?

That’s why Flourish is dedicated to helping 10th – 12th grade girls see themselves as leaders capable of positively influencing others and making a difference in their world.

A great way to prepare for college and beyond, Flourish will help participants: understand their unique leadership style, embrace their strengths, become media literate, communicate more effectively, develop emotional intelligence, choose R.E.A.L. relationships, identify their personal vision & values, make wise decisions, set SMART goals, and cultivate the courage to take calculated risks.

Participants will also have the opportunity to complete the DiSC Profile and StrengthsQuest – two renowned leadership development tools.

Visit http://www.blossomandflourish.org for more information or visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/BlossomandFlourish.

You can also contact Valerie Faust, Director of Blossom & Flourish at vfaust@blossomandflourish.org or 610-428-5798 for more information.

2017 fall schedule:

• 10/5
• 10/19
• 11/2
• 11/16
• 11/30
• 12/14


Instructor Bio: Valerie Faust, Founder & Executive Director

Valerie is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, trainer, and mentor. She is committed to working hard and pursuing excellence.

She began her career in 2008 with a leadership training & consulting company focused on business executives and “C-Level” leaders. While there, she had the opportunity to learn from renowned leadership development professionals and develop her skills. After a few years, however, it became clear to her that she was being called to something different. Passionate about helping young women and girls develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful leaders, she founded Blossom & Flourish in October 2011. Since then, she has been privileged to share her message of empowerment and leadership with over 350 middle school and high school students around western Pennsylvania.

Valerie holds her M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College and her B.A. in Communications and Business from the University of Pittsburgh where she was also a member of the Varsity softball team and Valedictorian of Graduating Student-Athletes her senior year. She is also certified in Compression Planning, a strategic planning tool.

She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her awesome and supportive husband, Morgan, and their spoiled cats, Puma and Nike.”

There is an additional cost of $140.00 for this program.
General Studies
Future Teachers Academy - Allegheny Intermediate Unit and South Fayette School District
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This program offers a broad-based knowledge concerning the area of education. It provides opportunities to explore the field of education from A to Z. The instructors are actively involved in education and are able to bring in guest speakers who will answer questions/concerns about choosing education as a major in college and readily filling the teacher tool box with ideas/suggestions prior to entering college. Apart from hearing from the best and finest in the field, the program engages participants in active learning both inside and outside the classroom.



Instructor Bios:

Dr. Kathy Harrington has been an educator for over 30 years, 18 years as an administrator Principal at Pine Richland Middle School, 16 years as a teacher and Dean of students for the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Currently Dr. Harrington serves as a student teacher supervisor and adjunct professor at area universities and also mentors new principals. She serves on the executive board for the Pa Schools to Watch team and is the past regional president for the Pa Middle Level Association.

She is a published author, her book " The Power of Fun " offers fun and inspiring tips for educators. Dr. Harrington has presented at numerous state and national conferences.
General Studies
Leadership - Point Park University
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Many researchers believe that leadership is something that can be learned, taught and nurtured. In order to effectively cultivate the leadership potential of the young leaders engaged in this apprenticeship program, we will embrace James Kouzes and Barry Posner’s “The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” to structure the curriculum. One of the instructors of this apprenticeship program is an alumnae of Leadership Pittsburgh, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., which effectively utilizes this important model to inspire and challenge the senior and influential regional leaders engaged in that experience.

Participants will be introduced to college students, faculty, local leaders and professionals from the nonprofit, academic and corporate sector to begin the all-important network leaders need to develop. The program will conclude with a leadership program or project developed by the students and the instructors. Wherever possible, the instructors will invite guest speakers and take students on site visits. The apprenticeship will also include in a project that will emphasize the elements of research, strategy and development, and then it will be presented at its conclusion.

LOCATION
Point Park University – 201 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room: TBD
Time: Friday’s from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

INSTRUCTORS
Helen Fallon Dr. Patrick Mulvihill
Professor of Journalism Assistant Professor
Director Honors Program Department of Management
School of Communication School of Business
Point Park University Point Park University

NOTES TO STUDENTS
Dates / Location and activities are subject to change. Instructors may issue changes in class, therefore, if a student misses a session it is their responsibility to obtain missed information.

SESSION SCHEDULE

January 19
Leaders are self-confident and knowledgeable What qualities, skills and experiences do you need to become a leader? You have to have heart, lots of heart, and courage. Getting to know each other and begin project discussion and research. Project will be centered on an issue of interest to the cohort.

February 2
Finding your voice and preparing for action. Students will debate several issues facing their generation. Selection of project with delegation of tasks.

February 16
Be knowledgeable and learn to challenge the routine as you do. Leaders find innovative ways by studying what has been done in the past and realizing what has worked and not, learning from their mistakes and successes as well as that of others. Report back on project status and timetable developed for implementation.

March 9
Taking risks and experimenting. Review of leaders who have taken chances and succeede4d. Possible guest speaker. What can we learn from this journey? Report back on assignments, finalization of project timetable, develop a checklist for implementation.

March 23
Enabling others to take action and work beside you. Leaders cannot do it alone. How can you get your fellow students motivated to work with and beside you on projects and fight the apathy evident in all areas and ages? Project Implementation.
General Studies
Marine Biology – Fall Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will explore the world of aquatic ecosystems with the help of various professionals. From examining the physical qualities of water to studying and caring for living organisms in captivity and the wild, the students will be exposed to a multitude of career possibilities in the field of aquatic science.

All sessions take place 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Schedule:

September 14th
September 28th
October 12th
October 26th
November 9th
November 16th
General Studies
Marine Biology – Spring Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit

Students will explore the world of aquatic ecosystems with the help of various professionals. From examining the physical qualities of water to studying and caring for living organisms in captivity and the wild, the students will be exposed to a multitude of career possibilities in the field of aquatic science.
General Studies
Zoo Animal Care – Fall Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will learn about husbandry and veterinary practices, as well as handling techniques for a variety of animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Each session will include visits with various professionals in their work locations throughout the Zoo.

All sessions will meet on Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm.

Schedule:

September 13th
September 27th
October 11th
October 25th
November 8th
General Studies
Zoo Animal Care – Spring Session - Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

Students will learn about husbandry and veterinary practices, as well as handling techniques for a variety of animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Each session will include visits with various professionals in their work locations throughout the Zoo.