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CTE Partnerships

We Need You to Make Our Programs Successful!

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WHY PARTNER WITH WJUSD CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCAITON 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 student
  • 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

TIME COMMITMENT

  • 2-3 Advisory Committee meetings per year
  • 1-5 Activities as available
 

STEPS TO BECOMING A CTE PARTNER

1. Unpack what is meand 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.
 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR WJUSD SCHOOL-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

 
We do what’s best for kids

Students and the teachers who lead them are at the center of every WJUSD  school-business partnership.

 
We put people first.
Our partnerships are relationship-drive. They are not based on financial support.
 
We respect one another’s organizational purpose and guidelines
Schools and businesses understand each other’s core values. They seek common ground while operating within one another’s guidelines.
 
We create new partnership opportunities

Our partnerships are dynamic and innovative, and we always remain open to new ideas.

 
In each partnership, both the business and the school actively participate
School and business representatives lead the way in developing the partnership relationship, staying in touch with each other, and creating opportunities to expand the partnership.