Connecting K-12 To Business
By developing a relationship between K-12 and community business partners, students are better prepared to make informed career decisions. This affilliation provides increased awareness and understanding of individual qualities that contribute to success on the job, the ability to use resources to support decision making, and an awareness of the training and post-secondary options available for their success. This link provides the context in which students explore a variety of educational and occupational opportunities, learn the realities of the workplace, and identify both the technical skills and individual qualities that they will need to succeed. Career development begins in the earliest grades with awareness, exploration, and practice. Career development is a continuum of instruction and learning that helps students take advantage of the changing academic and skill requirements of the emerging workplace, make sound decisions about the career development process, and become lifelong learners who seek and use information.