Apex Business Alliance
School – to – Career Initiative
The Apex Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business leaders throughout the Apex community and the educators at Apex Middle School.
The career and life expertise of the business leaders provides students with the relevancy between education and future careers. Through career-related events, businesses can help prepare students to be future employees within the Apex community.
At the middle school level, students are involved in introductory career fairs and activities that expose them to the variety of career clusters. They may also take field trips to local businesses and learn from guest speakers who visit classrooms. The high school level affords more opportunities such as resume reviews, practice interviews, job shadow programs, internships, and larger career fairs.
The Apex Business Alliance is comprised of local business leaders, the Career Development Coordinator and administrators from each school. Business members can expect a nominal time commitment of approximately 1-2 hours a month during the school year, either
in monthly alliance meetings with key school personnel, or in direct participation in a career-based alliance activity.
The immediate result of this partnership is to help prepare every student to make responsible, productive career choices, by assisting with school-based and work-based activities. The end result is preparing students for a career of their choice, ultimately benefiting the employers within the Apex community.
Please contact Apex Middle Schools Career Development Coordinator, Marianne Farina, for additional information.
2017-2018 Business Alliance Members
Jill Gibson, State Farm Insurance
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