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CAREER DAY STORE

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Hosted by Jonathan Levit, this series takes a close look at various and often interesting careers including airbrush artist, detective, rescue swimmer, veterinarian, welder, and zookeeper. he addresses the essential questions about each occupation with enthusiasm and humor. Set in actual work environments, interviews with professionals in each career offer practical information regarding each individual's career path, training and suggested personality traits. In Rescue Swimmer, Levit spends the day with the United States Coast Guard at their base in San Francisco. There is a detailed discussion of the safety and rescue equipment the swimmers use, and information is provided about the pilot and helicopter mechanics. Viewers are taken on an exciting practice drill. In Detective, we visit with a Napa county detective who pretends he suspects Levit of being the Candy Bar Bandit. There's a humorous tour of the interview room, holding cell, fingerprinting and mg shot process, and the evidence room as Levit is treated like an actual suspect. Zookeeper takes place at an Oakland Zoo where viewers learn about the animals' daily care. In Veterinarian, Levit tours an animal hospital and some of the equipment is demonstrated. In Airbrush Artist, viewers visit two artists and learn about their projects. This series highlights some interesting careers in and enjoyable manner. — Christine Johanson, Mahopac Central School District, NY

Magician and actor Jonathan Levit hosts this compilation from the Career Day series that takes youngsters behind-the-scenes to look at interesting professions. "Detective" finds Levit meeting up with Napa County Sheriff's Detective Chris Carlisle for a faux investigation—which points to Levit as a candy bar thief—along the way outlining various steps in the process: interviewing suspects, fingerprinting, mug shots, and relegation to a holding cell. The pair also search for evidence at a crime scene, use an ultralight, and dust for prints. In "Zookeeper," viewers follow Oakland Zoo worker Elizabeth Abram as she demonstrates—with Levit's help—aspects of her job that entail training, feeding, and cleanup for animals including goats, pigs, and lemurs. Combining on-location footage, relevant vocabulary (such as "evidence" or "omnivore"), and goofy sound effects, both segments also feature the highlighted workers explaining the steps they took to land their jobs (including schooling and interning) and discussing what they like most about their careers. Recommended. — J. Williams-Wood

What is Career Day?

"Career Day" is a video series which exposes kids, ages 7 and up, to fascinating, important, and cool careers, intended to open their minds to exciting worlds they may not normally see. this series is dedicated to inspiring the dreams in all of us while instilling the importance of a good education. Host Jonathan Levit, gets hands on with each career and learns from the professionals who do them. in each upbeat and energetic episode, we will give a tour of the typical work environment, learn vocabulary words and definitions, get on-the-job training and learn what education is needed to work in a chosen career.

CAREER DAY STORE

DETECTIVE

Jonathan meets Police Detective Chris Carlisle and learns what it takes to be a top-notch police detective. Detective Carlisle will show Jonathan everything from collecting evidence to processing fingerprints. Come along with Jonathan as he enters the field to investigate a crime with a real-life detective.

Runtime: 9:16 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

AIRBRUSH ARTIST

Jonathan visits professional artists Maurice and Michael and learns all the tools of the trade to become an airbrush artist. Follow Jonathan step by step as he takes a motorcycle helmet from basecoat to client delivery.

Runtime: 11:03 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

ZOOKEEPER

Jonathan becomes one with the animals as he shadows professional Zookeeper Elizabeth Abrams, from the Oakland Zoo. Come along and watch as Jonathan attempts to train and feed the animals.

Runtime: 13:10 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

VETERINARIAN

Venture inside the office of veterinarian Mike Moran as Jonathan shadows the doctor on a visit from one of his favorite clients, a 150 lb Mastif named Jake. In this episode, Jonathan will learn what it takes to become a real-life veterinarian.

Runtime: 13:08 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

WELDER

In this Episode the sparks fly as Jonathan gears up, gets hands and learns to weld. Jonathan becomes an apprentice and learns the do's and don'ts of welding.

Runtime: 10:15 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

RESCUE SWIMMER

In this action packed episode Jonathan takes to the air in a Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Get a true look inside the day-to-day activities of Rescue Swimmer Brooks Brannan. Watch as Jonathan joins Brooks on a training mission where he jumps from a Coast Guard helicopter into the San Francisco bay.

Runtime: 11:27 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

HELICOPTER PILOT

Join Jonathan as he meets United States Coast Guard helicopter pilot, Lt. Edward Aponte. Jonathan will learn about the different parts of a helicopter and what training is needed to become a helicopter pilot. Then come along as Jonathan is recruited as Lt. Aponte's co-pilot, learns what it means to be a pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard and takes a flight over the San Francisco bay during a practice rescue mission.

Runtime: 10:10 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

ART TEACHER

Jonathan learns to be an art teacher and to bring out the creativity in others. From gathering the right teaching supplies to connecting with students, Jonathan will discover what it takes to be an art teacher. Learn to paint a fish, step by step, along with Jonathan. How will your work of art turn out?

Runtime: 13:50 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

MUSIC PRODUCER

In this exciting episode Jonathan's adventure takes him to a music studio and inside "The Lab". There he meets Music Producer Sep V who is working with a young artist, developing her career. By the end of the episode, Jonathan learns what it takes to be a music producer, the tools of the trade and even joins Sep's band and plays in a jam session.

Runtime: 10:03 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

CHEF

Jonathan visits professional artists Maurice and Michael and learns all the tools of the trade to become an airbrush artist. Follow Jonathan step by step as he takes a motorcycle helmet from basecoat to client delivery.

Runtime: 11:03 minutes

Price: $14.95 (Digital/Streaming) | 19.95 (DVD)

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