Free online career exploration event April 25

‘Roadtrip Nation’ is about three young people who seek alternative career paths

KUED and UEN will host an online career exploration event for students, families and educators at 6 p.m. April 25, according to a statement from KUED, Utah’s PBS station.

The virtual event will kickoff with an episode of “Roadtrip Nation,” followed by a Utah Career & Technical Education expert answering audience questions about alternative career pathways.

Anyone with an internet connection and a laptop, tablet or smartphone can participate. “Roadtrip Nation” is about three young people who seek career paths that don’t necessarily include a four-year college degree, according to the station.

At 7 p.m. the event will shift to a live question-and-answer session with Travis Cook, the work-based learning specialist at Utah State Board of Education. Make a free reservation to attend here: www.uen.org/amgradroadtrip.

The event is part of the UtahFutures American Graduate project, made possible by support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative. Audience members can watch and ask questions via OVEE, a platform created by ITVS and funded by CPB. OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience, said KUED in its statement.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources and ask questions. Past OVEE topics have included elections, civil rights, homelessness, education, national and international policy, health, and arts and culture.

Anyone with an internet connection may attend the free event, but reservations are required at: www.uen.org/amgradroadtrip.