School-to-Career links learning and work
School-based projects bring business and community resources together for students
At VTEC High School in Visalia, a TCOE Youth Connect Grant and a Step Up Service Learning project grant were combined with support from College of the Sequoias. Students were given the task of designing, creating and installing an outdoor processing kitchen, which included a mosaic mural depicting a "growing day" on the walls of the new College of the Sequoias Humanities Garden. "The results were amazing," says VTEC principal Vicki Porter. "Our students not only earned some money, they learned career skills and provided a useful service to the community."
In Porterville, students from Harmony Magnet Academy and Porterville High School participated in the Solar Science Summer Camp. The program, which was a partnership between the School-to-Career Program, the Tulare County Workforce Investment Board and solar systems manufacturer SunPower, provided students a mix of lecture, hands-on laboratory, and field visits in the emerging solar industry."
For more information on business/school partnerships, contact Randy Wallace at (559) 733-6101.
Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
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