gain work experience by working in a local business for 36 hours over
6-7 weeks as a non-paid intern. Students gain practical experience
connected to their career interest, while providing no dollar cost or
liability to the business. (Placements are between November and April)
and community representatives have lunch with students,
practice networking skills, discuss a focus topic and visit a school to
learn about current educational programs. This year, the Connections to the Future event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Rowland High School.
job shadow either at the business site or virtually. At the work site,
students spend a day looking for connections between school and work to
see the importance of developing workplace skills. Students can also job
shadow virtually through e-mail correspondence with professionals to
ask questions and learn the specifics about different careers. Teachers
job shadow for a day with a business person looking for ideas on how to
make connections between academic instruction and necessary work skills.
(Teachers: all year. Virtual: all year. Students: February/March)