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Career Partnership Program

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Position available immediately - The Greater Meredith Program is searching for a new Executive Director for the Career Partnership Program.  This position is for someone who loves to work with high school aged children and is able to connect with the local and regional business community.  This position will be helping students of Inter-Lakes High School overseeing and setting up job shadows, internships, working with staff to bring in guest speakers to the school, helping with the students with volunteer opportunities, writing press releases, and much more.  This position is offered for 38 weeks each year and 28 hours each week.  Office located just outside the Inter-Lakes High School Guidance Office as part of the guidance community.  Please send your resume and references to

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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