Career Partnership Program

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What is the mission of the Career Partnership Program?

  • Connect students and businesses
  • Give students exposure to careers
  • Give businesses the opportunity to share their expertise
  • Build relationships between businesses and the schools/students

We are a public/private partnership established to benefit the

Inter-Lakes School District and our community.

     The Career Partnership Program is based in the Inter-Lakes High School Guidance department.  It connects students with local businesses and exposes them to future career options. The program provides a variety of educational and experiential learning opportunities for students as they plan for life after high school.  It allows students to experiment with different career options before committing to a college course or employment in a field.

     The program is a collaborative effort among our business community, local educators, various civic organizations and the municipality and is funded through the Greater Meredith Program, the Inter-Lakes School District and the generous donations of local individuals, organizations and businesses.  If you are able to donate, please contact us.

What is the difference between a job shadow and an internship?

     A job shadow is short-term, usually a few hours or half a day.  Students follow a local professional to observe a career of interest They are encouraged to ask questions about training, skills and tasks associated with that career.  The purpose of this experience is to provide a snapshot of various career opportunities.

     An internship is a long-term (i.e. a semester), usually unpaid, experience.  Juniors and Seniors are invited to schedule an internship at a local business of interest.

     An internship has a set schedule each week and students participate in various functions within the business. Students make connections with the business community, gain knowledge and real world experience in a job field of interest and may also earn high school credit.

How can individuals, organizations, and business get involved?

• Speak to a high school class about your profession

• Offer to host a student for a one-day job shadow

• Offer to host a student for an internship

• Offer to host a volunteering student at your non-profit organization

• Promote your business at Student Employment Days in the spring at Inter-Lakes High School

• Become a sponsor of the Career Partnership Program

The GMP is able to do this work because of volunteers and contributors.  If you would like to get involved click here:

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