Career Partnerships

What do you want to do when you leave school? Are you thinking of getting a job or going to college? The Greater Meredith Career Program can help you. We offer job shadows or internships so that students can gain experience in a career field to see if it is what they would like to do. If that career field is not for them they may try another job field as they discover their strengths and weaknesses as they plan for life after school. This is the beauty of our program as it lets our students experiment with different career options before committing to a college course or employment in a field. Credits are available for an internship; however they are usually unpaid positions. Students must be passing all grades in order to participate in the program.

What is the Career Partnership Program?

The Career Partnership Program is a partnership between The Greater Meredith Program (www.greatermeredithprogram.com) and the Inter-Lakes School District. The Greater Meredith Program (GMP) is a nonprofit community economic development organization seeking to enhance economic vitality, historical and cultural heritage, and town-wide beautification. For more information on GMP please call 603-279-9015.
The Career Partnership Program is based in the Guidance department at the Inter- Lakes High School. Allison Duffield the Executive Director assists the students in obtaining job shadows and internships in the local business community. She also liaises between the community and the school to bring guest speakers into the classroom and to organize student volunteers within the community. It is a beneficial program for both parties and forms a strong networking system between the students and the outside world.
Our program continues to seek private donations and funding. If you are able to donate, please contact allison.duffield@interlakes.org
Students are invited to visit Mrs. Duffield and are encouraged to participate in the program through the following initiatives:

Fall 2016 News

Spring 2017 News

Job Shadows

Job ShadowStudents visit a business, shadowing a professional for a few hours or half day. Students observe a career of interest and are able to ask questions about the training, skills and tasks associatedwith that career. Students are responsible for their own transportation and are expected to dress professionally.

Internships

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 Juniors and Seniors are invited to schedule an internship at a local business of interest. An internship has a set schedule each week and students participate in various functions within the business. Students are able to earn high school credit, once all the requirements have been met. Students are responsible for their own transportation and are expected to dress professionally.

One Day Job Fair

Noah BThe CPP holds a one-day Job Fair each April as a courtesy to our businesses and students to obtain summer employment. However, the CPP does not acquire employment at any other time throughout the school year for our students. Periodically, a job will be posted and the student will be responsible for contacting the business site to interview. The program focuses on career experiences to guide our students to choose an industry that they are interested in.
*Note: The Career Partnership Program helps to connect students to employers, but is not responsible for job loss or lack of hiring.

Speaker’s Bureau

Chef PatThe Career Partnership Program connects classroom teachers with speakers who are directly related to the subject being taught. Speakers can enhance a student’s learning by giving a “real-world” connection and possible career path for the subject area. If you are able to speak to a class about your profession, please contact the Director below.

Community Service

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Students are encouraged to participate in various forms of community service, short and/or long-term. The Career Partnership Program can help students find local nonprofits and areas for community service. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

2016 Summary

2016 was another successful year for the Career Partnership Program. We hosted 44 Job Shadows and 26 Internships. Students were warmly welcomed into the local business community and experimented with career paths in: Real Estate, Sales and Marketing, TV Production, Videography, Luthier, Physician’s Assistant, dentistry and helicopter aviation to name just a handful.

We had some lovely success stories: Liz Brennen interned at The Church Landing Hotel and successfully converted this opportunity into a full time position for the summer. Felicia Fligg interned at Sandwich Children’s Center. She accepted a paid part- time position through the school year. Tyler Reid had a job shadow at Emerson Aviation. He has just accepted a full time position for the summer which will become part time during the school year as a Line Personnel working with the planes and staff. Tyler will also have the opportunity to earn his pilot’s license which is one of his dreams as he is interested in a career in aviation.

We have had some wonderful speakers talk to our students. Katy Preston our Holocaust Survivor, gave an emotional presentation to the school and the student response was amazing. She definitely touched everyone’s hearts. From chefs, oncology nurses, personal trainers, dieticians, forensic experts, master bakers and marketing executives plus many more, the program has benefited greatly by having these professionals volunteer their time to bring the “real world into the classroom.” Thank you.

A huge thank you to our local community which continues to support our program by opening their doors and sharing their expertise with our students.

Our job fair gave many students the opportunity to learn how to complete application forms and attend an interview. I can honestly say that the majority of our students are now employed for the summer with many of them juggling two jobs.

Thank you to everyone who has enabled us to lay a strong foundation for our students in planning their career paths so they can build and follow their dreams.

Students, if you are interested in a job shadow or internship please contact Mrs. Martin in Guidance. michelle.martin@interlakes.org

Have a great summer!

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