This article was written by Becky Hickert, Director of Post-Secondary Programs at JCHS.
On Thursday, December 13th, 49 Junction City High School Seniors showcased their internship experiences at the Fall 2018 Internship Expo. During the Expo, student interns shared PowerPoint and poster presentations about their job site experiences, advice for future interns, and plans after graduation.
The primary goals of the JCHS Internship Program are to provide student interns with as much hands-on and eyes-on job experience in their potential career fields before committing to post-secondary programs and to provide students with relevant applications for their academic studies. This semester, approximately 70% of student interns will be Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathway completers, having earned three or more credits in a State-approved career pathway, and may then be eligible for college credit, scholarships, or entry-level credentials in their fields.
The JCHS Internship Program directly supports USD 475’s participation in the Kansans CAN School Redesign Project, by providing students with early career exploration and planning, employability skills, post-secondary planning, and community involvement.
The JCHS Internship Program would not be possible without the support of our business partners, who have graciously shared their time and expertise to provide these incredible experiences for our students.
Special thanks to Sherry Martin, Belle Whaley, Joseph Rix, and USD 475 Custodial and Maintenance Staff for their assistance in preparing for this event; to USD 475 and JCHS Administration and Counselors for facilitating resources and scheduling for students; and to the parents, teachers, and support staff of JCHS for preparing our students for these experiences.