Work Based Learning Opportunities
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We feel strongly that partnering with community, business, and municipal leadership is highly beneficial in the development of our youth, our organizations, and our community.
We can't wait to partner with you! In the survey linked above you will let us know who you are, what you're interested in learning more about, and how to contact you. BISD work-based learning leadership will be reach out to further the conversation . As a preview to what's currently available; here is a brief introduction to our programming. Check back with this page to see how our programs are evolving and invite others to join you as a BISD industry partner.
BISD's Career and Technical Education (CTE) department is running three programs that all aim to build students' career readiness skills and awareness. In the district we call these "work-based learning" opportunities. In brief, they are:
1) 1:1 Student Mentoring - 6 hour commitment over 6 weeks. Mentors develop quality networking relationships with students over 6 virtual conversations. Mentoring happens twice each year, once in fall and once in early spring. Mentor supports provided by BISD in an onboarding session and throughout the program.
2) Job Shadow Day - one-day commitment. 4 hours at your place of work hosting students interested in working in related industries; BISD will work with interested businesses to determine group sizes and timing.
3) Internships - currently scheduled to happen during the summer, these can be paid or unpaid experiences where students get authentic exposure to high quality work environments.