Engagement Opportunities

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    There are many ways in which to partner with our campuses. While partner involvement in each of the following activities is critical to our success, partners are not expected to participate in all activities. District/campus representatives will work with you to help identify and select the activities that make the most sense for your business and employees.

    Capstone Experience


    Internships
    (Practicum or Career Prep course)
    Student internships provide an introductory work experience at your business during the school year in a career field. Internships also introduce potential future workers to job opportunities with your company and promote an understanding of the role and contributions of your business in the community.

    Apprenticeships
    (Practicum or Career Prep course)
    Meet the graduating talent pool interested in working for your organization and are trained in a specific area of expertise. Apprenticeships provide a unique combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, most often leading to nationally recognized industry credentials/certifications.

    Project Based Research
    Project-Based Research is a course for students to research a real-world problem. Students are matched with a mentor from the business or professional community. Together, they work to develop an original project on a topic related to career interests, use the scientific methods of investigation to conduct in-depth research, compile findings, and present their findings to an audience that includes experts in the field.

    Dual Credit
    (post secondary institutions only)
    Dual credit is a system through which a student may earn high school credit for successfully completing a college course that provides advanced academic instruction beyond, or in greater depth than, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for a corresponding high school course. The “dual credit” earned is college credit and high school credit for one course.

     


    Advisory Board
    Serve on an industry or career cluster-specific board with like-minded employers to guide educator/district decisions about establishing, operating, and evaluating programs that meet the needs of students and the workforce.

    Annual Hiring Fair
    Meet the graduating talent pool interested in working for your organization and are trained in a specific area of expertise. The annual hiring fair offers the opportunity to exhibit, offer advice, and hire students for seasonal and summer jobs and internships.

    Mock Interviews
    Meet the graduating talent pool interested in working for your organization and are trained in a specific area of expertise. Mock interviews provide a simulation of an actual job interview to students and provide feedback, strengthening their skills and improving their chance for success.

    Teacher Externships
    Allow teachers to spend time in your workplace to learn through direct experience about trends, skill requirements, and opportunities related to their subject which enriches and strengthens their teaching and brings relevance to students’ college and career readiness.

    Teacher Field Trips
    Host educators who learn firsthand about your business at your site and then translate that into relevant lesson plans and classroom instruction.

    School Partner
    Be matched with a school and provide multiple work-based learning opportunities for students, appropriate to each grade level, such as facility visits, guest speakers, presentations, career information, job shadowing, internships, externships, and apprenticeships.


     Awareness

    Guest Speakers
    Your employees will share their industry/career info in classrooms, GO Centers, via video Conference, and in professional development meetings, adding relevance to our curriculum.

    Career Days
    Share information with students about various occupations that might align with their interests and aptitudes, especially high demand, high wage jobs.

    Job Shadowing
    Job Shadowing provides the student the opportunity to experience the workplace, understand the various roles and duties of a particular occupation, learn about the business, connect with a working adult and observe work in progress.

    Workplace Tours
    More than a simple field trip or site visit, a workplace tour is designed and structured to meet specific learning outcomes, be educationally rich, and build awareness of the business, it’s industry sector, its role in the economy, and the career options it provides.


    Exploration

    Legacy Vital Link
    Host for one week, in the summer, a small group of rising 7th graders to experience a half-day unpaid internship designed to link their classroom learning to success in the workplace.

    Summer Camps
    Change the trajectory of young people’s lives and open up an entire world of opportunity. Offer your industry’s career guidance and experience for summer career camps.

    Field Trips
    Host students who learn via first-hand observation about your business at your business site.

    Student Mentorships
    This is a career exploration activity in which a student is matched one-on-one or in small groups with an adult professional in a chosen field of interest to explore potential careers and related educational issues. Share information with students about various occupations that might align with their interests and aptitudes, especially high demand, high wage jobs.

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