High School District 214's nationally-unique internship program will be highlighted in the White House's inaugural Summit on Next-Generation High Schools.
The summit, at the White House Tuesday, Nov. 10, features new actions by philanthropy, industry and school leaders who are committed to rethinking the way that high school education is delivered in the U.S.
District 214's internship program provides students with an opportunity for relevant workplace learning experiences to inspire and prepare them for success beyond high school. In the last five years, District 214 students have logged more than 1.1 million hours in internships with business partners.
By the 2016-2017 school year, District 214 will provide increased access to external experiences so 3,000 students annually will have an internship or micro-internship to explore their chosen career pathway.
To that end, District 214 has developed a career pathways booklet that clearly showcases each of the 16 nationally recognized career clusters and helps parents and students work with school staff to design their coursework to support their college and career goals.
As part of the summit, District 214's commitment to providing students with external experiences to meet the needs of a global economy will be highlighted in various White House materials.
To learn more about the Summit on Next-Generation High Schools, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/fact_sheet-white_house_summit_on_next-generation_high_schools.pdf. The event will also be livestreamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live.