Newton-Conover High School in partnership with local businesses to provide lunch for students to hear about the possible career pathways associated with the sponsoring business. Today, 36 students heard from Chad Wesson, a representative from Duke Energy’s Lineman program. The lunches open the door for conversations about Internships, Apprenticeships, and Co-Ops! Next month we look forward to hearing from Technibilt.
What is an Internship?
An internship allows students to job-shadow for a semester, application required during their junior and senior year. Internships allow for the additional development of career and technical competencies. Internships are an essential way for students to experience the value of work, develop pride in work, and mature personally. NCCS will provide opportunities for students to intern in an industry or to work with some community organization addressing a particular problem or need of the business/industry sector. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in some related activities.
What is a Co-Op?
A co-op is a paid internship for juniors and seniors.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a method of job training. This method is an industry driven education and career training program based on recognized industry standards. It is a means by which employers address current and projected employment needs. Students complete an application process and are given an opportunity to be an apprentice for a local company who pays for their college degree and ensures the student has a job. This program is a partnership between industry, businesses, education and the North Carolina Department of Labor.
For more information on how your son/daughter can participate in an internship, apprenticeship, or co-op contact Matt Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call Newton-Conover High School.