Parents & Guardians


Why inspire northward?

Inspire Northward helps your student achieve his/her career goals by bridging the gap between classwork and the work world. Inspire creates a way for students and job-seekers to actively interact with area employers and career coaches. By encouraging your child to take advantage of the tools, you can help them discover the career path that is right for them and to attain their career goals.

Inspire Northward is a community-development platform that provides a way to build strong ties between the region's employers and the workforce of tomorrow. By integrating career development tools, social media elements and workforce data into a seamless system, job creators, students, educators and parents can connect efficiently and effectively.

HOw does it work?

Inspire connects a student’s career interests with real companies and real-life professionals in that career area. The system, which is powered by and integrated into Career Cruising that provides a customized information sharing and resource gathering environment where students/job-seekers can:

  • Learn about area companies that offer jobs and careers in their area of interest
  • Participate in career discussions with an online mentor/career coach from that company
  • Further interact with that company by participating in other Work-based Learning Activities, such as job-shadowing, internships, company tours, and summer employment