MEREDITH — The Career Partnership Program is a collaborative effort between the Greater Meredith Program and the Inter-Lakes School District. Its function is to help the students of Inter-Lakes High School experience individual education through local business connections.
The approach of the program is to help students learn through guest speakers, volunteer opportunities, job shadows, internships and a one-day Job Fair. Last year, the program earned two awards: The 2012 Community Impact Award given by the Belknap Economic Development Council and the 2013 Future Business Leaders of America "Businessperson of the Year" award. The program is very proud of the work it has done to give our local students experiences in different career industries.
This year, the program is already busy setting up various job shadows and internships in the fields of: Veterinary, Healthcare, Automotive, Fashion, Farming, Education, Floral, Dental, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Aeronautical, Art, and Decorative Interiors. There are many more shadows and internships to schedule in other various industries. Last year the program helped 80 students experience different careers.