WHY PARTNER WITH WJUSD CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Start building a relationship with your future workforce.
Receive recognition as a company that invests in the future of your community.
Provide an opportunity for employees to volunteer, which can help with retention and morale. (A survey showed 62% of 18-26 year-olds say they would prefer to work for a company that lets them volunteer for causes they believe in)
GOALS OF THE PARTNERSHIP
Improve transition readiness for students.
Build relationships between students and adult role models.
Ensure program quality.
KEY CTE PARTNER ACTIVITIES
(List of available activities, participation in all not required)
Participate in the program Advisory Committee.
Host field trips and/or job shadows.
Hire students for internships or apprenticeships and summer work.
Partner with teachers to develop project-based learning experiences for students.
Provide mentors for students and teachers.
Connect teachers to the world of work through teacher externships.
Contribute equipment or technical support.
EXPECTATIONS OF A CTE PARTNER
Identify a Primary Contact from your organization who will:
Coordinate activities between the school and partner.
Serve on the advisory committee.
Establish goals for the partnership in collaboration with school staff.
Develop an Action Plan that supports CTE in at least one activity.
Report time spent on the partnership.
2-3 Advisory Committee meetings per year.
1-5 Activities as available.
STEPS TO BECOMING A CTE PARTNER
1. Unpack what is means to be a CTE Partner– meet with the CTE Coordinator who will seek to understand your business drivers and identify potential partner programs.
2. Take a Deeper Dive– visit and explore one or more programs to determine where to partner.
3. Make it official– sign a Partnership Agreement indicating your commitment to work with the school for at least one year.
4. Curate a “return on relationship”- The CTE Coordinator will guide you through the Expectations of a CTE Partner, ensuring your partnership gets started on the right foot.