Business Partners Supporting Career Exploration!

Thank you for your willingness to help CCSD students become Future Ready by providing career exploration opportunities, also called “work-based learning” (WBL) experiences.

Students are naturally curious about careers aligned with their interests and goals, and engaging in authentic conversation with practicing professionals is an important part of their journey.

And, building early professional relationships with emerging talent, much like college sports coaches do with prized recruits, has proven to be a successful talent development strategy for many Charleston area firms.

Single day experiences like guest speakers (in-person & via Zoom), worksite visits, and job shadowing build student interest in semester internships, summer career camps, and youth apprenticeships!

Check out this chart of the CTE Programs of Study by school and this list of the CTE Programs of Study at our 3 regional career centers.

Complete this Business Partner Support Form

SPOTLIGHT SUPPORT > “Career Chat” Guest Speakers Needed

This career awareness opportunity engages students with authentic interest in a specific career path in a 30-45 minute discussion, either in-person or via Zoom.

Career Chats can be scheduled during lunch or student choice time, or as a part of a class period in cooperation with a teacher.