Your business can join others, civic organizations, and higher education institutions in providing relevant, realistic experiences that help students see the connection between academic success today and career success tomorrow. The Wake County School-to-Career program is supported by a volunteer council and aligned with our Career-Technical Education curriculum.
Middle and high school-based business alliances are partnerships between business leaders and educators to help every student make responsible, productive career choices by assisting with activities at school and in the workplace. Business Alliances get involved with career fairs, practice job interviews, discussions about business ethics, field trips, site tours, internships, guest speaking and resumé reviews to mention a few.
Career Academy Advisory Boards
Our Career Academies are smaller learning communities within a school that focus on a career area, integrate that theme within the core curriculum, and provide internships. Each academy has an advisory board comprised of volunteers from businesses and higher education related to that career theme.
Career Advisory Teams
Business and post-secondary volunteer leaders meet regularly to support WCPSS in enhancing our connections between school and career for each of 16 career clusters from agriculture to finance to transportation.
Whether through internships, formal apprenticeships, cooperative education, or short-term work experiences, you can provide our students with meaningful real-world preparation for their future careers. Work-based learning happens away from the student's school and may be paid or unpaid depending on the activity.
We provide liability coverage for all students who participate in officially recognized, pre-approved work-based learning activities. Our Career Development Coordinators at our middle and high schools oversee work-based learning, and will be happy to talk to you about the opportunities and requirements.
To get involved in our School-to-Career efforts, fill out our Business Partner Volunteer Survey and we will be in contact about opportunities you can help with.
Alternatively, contact Gail McDougal, School-to-Career Specialist, 919-533-7072 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rosalynn Tennie, Career Development Specialist, 919-694-8612 or email@example.com.
North Carolina DECA is an association of high school students enrolled in the Marketing Education program. Through classroom learning, on-the-job training, and experience in DECA, students in our program learn marketing, management and entrepreneurship skills. Each year, students from across Johnston County & Wake County gather for a series of competitive events, which are evaluated by business and industry professionals like you.