About Vocational Service
What is Rotary International?
We are a leadership organization. We’re made up of local business, professional, educational, and civic leaders. We meet regularly, get to know each other, form friendships, and through that, we’re able to get things done in our communities.
What is the Object of Rotary?
The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.”
What is Vocational Service?
Rotary International has five avenues of service: Club, Vocational, International, Community and Youth. In District 5300, Vocational Service involves Club members designing and implementing programs to teach and support future, ethical leaders in all stages of their lives.
Purpose of the District and Local Career Development Committees
The purpose of the Rotary District 6460 Career Development Committee is to encourage and assist local clubs in the development of career development projects.
The purpose of your local club’s Career Development Committee is to find ways whereby the your local Rotary club can help people in the community prepare for work and/or find useful work.
Projects typically address the following general situations:
- Helping young people prepare for careers and find work
- Developing and promoting apprenticeship programs for persons of all ages
- Career planning programs in the schools
- Adult retraining
- Other situations which your club identifies as a community need related to helping people find jobs and prepare for careers.
Specific projects which have been undertaken by local clubs around the world include:
- Planning a career exhibit in a public place
- Conducting a job shadowing program for junior high school students
- Conducting a job shadowing program for senior high school students
- Conducting a career awareness program for elementary school students
- Setting up practiced interviews for job applicants with club members serving as interviewers
- Organizing small business seminars to help struggling entrepreneurs gain needed business expertise
- Working with local schools to develop programs that meet the needs of displaced adult workers
- Providing scholarships to trade schools
- Publishing a Career Service Directory which lists Rotarians who can speak at school career days or conduct plant or office tours for interested youth groups.
- Working with local schools or organizations to develop a training program in an area for which local jobs will be available (e.g. television repair).
- Working with local schools or organizations to develop special training that will enhance the employability of youth or unskilled adults (e.g. computer skills training).
- Establishing a local youth job data bank
- Purchasing equipment needed by a school or local organization in order to provide specific training (e.g. computers, cad-cam equipment)
Remember: None of us can do everything, but ALL of us can do something. Go Do Good!