The Business Alliances iis a partnerships between business leaders and educators. They meet monthly to plan, review and create events and opportunities that impact students and increase their college and career readiness. The Business Alliance members each bring a level of expertise that is vital to assist teachers in designing real world experiences for students that equip them for their future. Some of the events the Business Alliance is involved with includes career fairs, mock job interviews, discussions about business ethics, onsite and offsite learning experiences, business site tours, internships and writing resumé. The Business Alliance meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month except in the case of holidays, inclement weather, and track out days.
Work-based learning provide our students with meaningful real-world preparation for their future careers. Work-based learning opportunities can be paid or unpaid depending on the location where it occurs. Examples of work-based learning include internships, formal apprenticeships, cooperative education, or short-term work experiences.WCPSS provides liability coverage for all students who participate in officially recognized, pre-approved work-based learning activities. The Career Development Coordinator oversees work-based learning, and available to assist students with information about various opportunities and the requirements.
The WakeEd Partnership is an independent non-profit organization formed in 1983 to promote the economic health of Wake County through excellence in public education. The Partnership engages business leaders, elected officials and educators toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class academic standards. They also provide professional development and scholarship opportunities for teachers to enhance their resources, materials and instructional practice. For more information, visit the WakeEd Partnership website.