The Job Shadow program allows students an opportunity to connect with professionals in their career field of interest. Shadowing experiences are short-term, typically only one day. They allow students to meet with professionals, ask questions, learn about the work setting and observes various work functions. Students have a “day in the life” kind of experience… Continue Reading
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The Learning & Leading program is an 8-week summer internship program that begins with recruiting and training high school students with the goal of placing them in paid positions with area employers. Students are initially place in training sessions and those with the greatest potential for success are move from the training sessions to employment… Continue Reading
SIT is a technology conference by kids and for kids in grades 3-12 which is coordinated by the Bloomington Normal Education Alliance (BNEA includes representatives from Heartland Community College, Illinois State University, District 87, Unit 5, Olympia Schools and State Farm). While this conference began in the Bloomington-Normal area in 2000, it has since spread… Continue Reading
internrocket.com is a new way to match interns with opportunities. Businesses and organizations large and small can post internship opportunities to the site and find the right students for the job based on their skill-set.
The 8th Grade Career Expo is an effort coordinated by the Bloomington Area Career Center designed to help 8th grade students with career exploration. During an 8th grader’s second semester, the student is encouraged to create a 4-year high school plan. To help these students focus their interests, the Expo gives the opportunity to see… Continue Reading
The McLean County Community Compact endorses the McLean County Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative. CWRC is a partnership between ACT, Inc. and the McLean County Community Compact, McLean County Chamber of Commerce, Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council, McLean County Unit 5, Regional Office of Education 17, and Heartland Community College. Central to the McLean County… Continue Reading