This was the first Align Capital Team to get to pilot. There were many lessons learned and tools that have assisted other teams. Today, several team members continue to be active on the ACR Operating Committee and consulting other new teams.
In the spring of 2017 the team launched the career interest and work-ready certification program based on key input from business roundtable discussions. A pilot program was launched in June to serve a total of seventy-five (75) 11th grade students from three (3) area high schools in three different districts within Sacramento County. Leaders of this team noted several areas of overlap with the City’s Thousand Strong Internship Initiative. The team successfully proposed a collaboration with Thousand Strong in which the team took on the responsibilities for pre and post assessment of both employers and interns, and the conducting of mock interviews by local business partners. The joint program included 40 hours of training offered by various Community-Based Organizations. From the training, participants worked on effective resume writing, interviewing techniques and other behavioral skills essential to “landing and keeping the job”. The focused approach to career readiness promoted through the joint program will ensure students are better prepared when entering the workforce.
Photo Credits: Sacramento County Office of Education
Capital Transformers (Sacramento County)
Dean of Careers and Technology, Cosumnes River College
Program Specialist, Linked Learning, Elk Grove Unified School District
Community Advocacy and Engagement Manager, Safe Credit Union
Businesses are invited to be a part of shaping the next generation of job seekers by participating in a Job Shadow Day for high school students in Placer, Nevada and El Dorado counties…
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