Published DateTo The Daily Sun,
The Career Partnership Program (CPP) is an integral part of the Greater Meredith Program (GMP) and its function is to help the students of Inter-Lakes High School experience individual education through local business connections. The CPP is a collaborative effort between the GMP and the Inter-Lakes School District. The CPP is funded through the GMP who relies on its Lead Investment Partners for funding.
The program focuses on a five-prong approach: Job Shadows; Internships; Guest Speakers' Bureau; Volunteer and Community Service and a one-day Job Fair as a courtesy to high schoolers. Internships are for those students looking to better his/her high school experience and are passing all classes. A student must interview with the director of the CPP to become accepted into the program. Once accepted, the director, student and business work together for a positive experience. The student must log their hours throughout the internship and write a culminating paper at the end. The student is responsible to provide the director with updates during the internship. The student must also be responsible and abide by the CPP guidelines.
We are proud to announce that the program was able to provide 43 job shadows and 38 internships this year with the help of supporting local businesses. These numbers surpass years past. Our program ends on June 21, when Inter-Lakes leaves for summer vacation and will start back up again on Tuesday, August 27, the first day of the new school year.
Rhonda M. Hanaway
Career Partnership Program