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Vision Statement

We support a robust internship program to support and empower all students to explore career paths that best fits their passions, personality, values, and life goals. As part of our post-secondary planning efforts that connect the school district with the community, the program offers opportunities for meaningful experiential education where students learn to become self-reliant, respectful, contributing, and culturally engaged citizens.

What are the benefits of internships?

Benefits for Students

  • Gain hands-on experience at a local business to build upon skills learned in the classroom.

  • Establish a clear connection between education and work.

  • Develop an understanding of the workplace under the guidance of an adult mentor.

  • Explore and research a variety of careers.

  • Develop workplace responsibility and learn about workplace realities.

  • Establish professional contacts for future employment and mentoring.

  • Establish positive work habits and attitudes.

  • Learn technical skills that will be invaluable for future jobs.

  • Understand what education opportunities are available that will lead to a career in their

  • chosen career pathway.

Benefits for Employers

  • Gain access to an expanded pool of qualified applicants.

  • Invest early to get hard-to-find people “trained your way”.

  • See future employees in action before hiring them and hire those who fit your company culture and expectations.

  • Establish closer working relationships with local schools and educators.

  • Introduce students to their business and careers available within their company.

  • Communicate to students how important it is to learn well: how to read, write, speak, listen, calculate, and think when it comes to workplace success.

  • Be seen as an active and caring part of the community.

  • Generate positive publicity and public relations for their company.

  • Help students make better informed educational and career choices.

  • Build morale among employees by giving them something positive in which to participate.

  • Influence curricula taught in schools.

  • Develop new projects with student assistance.

  • Communicate required job-specific proficiencies to educational personnel.

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