But you’d have to be in Central Florida, because that’s where this innovative participation-building program is being pioneered.


The Careereoki program was conceived, by the Orange County Public Schools Career and Technical Education (OCPS CTE) and Workforce Central Florida (WCF) as a means of getting job seekers more involved in their job hunts.

Job seekers who wanted to take part did so by submitting video of themselves singing about the career they hope to acquire. Five finalists, ranging from a middle-aged mother of two, to an unemployed 50-year-old administrative assistant, to a 20-something designer, were selected last Friday based on the creativity and originality of their entries.

They face off live on WPYO Power 95.3 FM in Orlando later today, where the grand prize winner and two runners-up will be chosen by a listener phone and Internet vote. (We’ll update this post when the results are in!)


Winners will receive prize packages designed to assist them in their job search, valued at up to (US)$8,000 and including scholarships to cover tuition for OCPS CTE certificate programs, a job shadow related to the career they sang about, a resume makeover from WCF, a (US)$250 gift certificate (for a personal makeover), gas cards and a showcase of their videos to Central Florida employers.

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