You Can Make a Difference!
Ways to Get Involved in Preparing Students for Their Future
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)
Connections to the Future
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)
Student Performance Feedback
representatives participate in student presentations by asking
questions of the students, reviewing student projects and evaluating
presentations. (Selected days between March-May)
Student Exit Interviews
representatives participate on a panel to interview students. Students
share portfolios representing their work through the Certificate
Program. (Selected days in May)
Business in the Classroom
Business representatives visit classes to:
give an overview of their industry and future demands;
share personal experiences that lead them to their current career; and/or
teach a specific topic or lesson
To Get Involved ...
For more information or to volunteer to participate in a program, e-mail Vickie Burch, School-to-Career Specialist, or phone her at (626) 965-5975 ext 1572
For a flyer called "Business Help Us Out," with ways to get involved, please click here.