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School to Career / Internships

SCHOOL TO CAREER LIAISONS:

Ivan Diaz

idiaz@marinschools.org

 

SCHOOL TO CAREER PARTNERSHIP

·       The Marin County School to Career Partnership brings together schools, businesses, and organizations to create exciting educational opportunities for students. The Partnership is a project of the Marin County Office of Education working on behalf of the school districts in our community. The Partnership serves students from diverse academic, social, and economic backgrounds. On-the-job experiences allow students to explore potential careers, think about their future educational goals, and develop skills necessary for success in the workplace. The Partnership collaborates with over 200 businesses and organizations, providing learning experiences for the students of today while they are developing their skilled workforce of tomorrow.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Internship Program provides an 8-week intensive career exploration opportunity requiring students to spend 6 to 9 hours per week on the worksite with a mentor. The internship program is recommended for juniors and seniors. Elective academic credit is available.

CAREER ACADEMIES

These academies provide intensive work-based learning experiences and career exploration for high school students in specific industry sectors. Most academies are 30-40 hours and take place during the summer over 1-2 weeks. College of Marin staff and/or industry partners act as the lead instructors. Several academies award college credit and include field trips to worksites and guest speaker panels with industry experts. The career academies are an exemplary model of a public-private partnership and innovative educational offerings based on local and current workforce needs.

Goals of the academies include:Providing meaningful work-based learning experiences for high school students

  • Allowing students to accelerate their career exploration by completing 30-40 hours of work-based learning in only 1-2 weeks
  • Providing an opportunity for high school students to earn college credit
  • Building partnerships with industry partners to foster future work-based learning opportunities

JOB SHADOWS

Job Shadow Days are offered to Marin County high school students throughout the school year. School to Career Liaisons at each high school work with students to identify the opportunity that matches their career interests. These 3-6 hour work-based learning experiences provide students an opportunity to learn about different careers in a professional environment while preparing for participation in a Career Academy or Internship.

Job Shadow Days offered during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Kaiser Youth Health Forum
  • Microsoft Store Job Shadow Day
  • SunPower Solar Field Trip
  • Audi Marin Industry Day
  • School to Career Job Shadow Day