Cultivating Business for Practiums | Arlington ISD Students

News Date: 
11/20/2019 - 10:15am

The Arlington Independent School District is now working to secure practicum opportunities for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, with the first placement of students in September 2020.

We invite your support to open up a practicum experience to offer job shadowing, mentoring and provide practical application experiences to participating students. The practicum will benefit AISD high school seniors who wish to have a learning experience in entry level and middle skill careers. Practicum opportunities can be made available either as paid or unpaid.

Students will work a minimum of six (6) hours per week during the school day. Pending the students schedule and employer needs, hours may have the ability to increase . The goal of the program is to encourage students to explore a career of interest, complete the school  year practicum, and gain a learning experience of the work environment .

Call Kari at AISD's Dan Dipert Career + Technical Center's Practicum Specialist and schedule a tour of the Tech Center, and learn about the difference between an internship and a practicum and how does that change things for you, the employer.

Kari Winter
Office:  682-867-9541
E-Mail: kwinter2@aisd.net

EMPLOYER BENEFITS
Cultivate a pipeline of future workforce
Increase productivity
Enhance perspective
Community engagement in the education process
Support AISD and student  achievement
Ability to  mentor  young and bright students

STUDENT  BENEFITS
Gain exposure to real-world business scenarios 
Cultivate skills such as adaptability, critical thinking and creativity
Increase marketability to employers
Experience specific companies and careers
Personal  growth opportunities
Increase self-confidence
Develop professional relationships
Applying academic concepts and principles

INDUSTRIES
• Agriculture,  Food,  & Natural Resources
• Hospitality  & Tourism
• Architecture  & Construction
• Human Services
• Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
• Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
• Business Management & Administration
Manufacturing
• Education & Training
• Marketing, Sales & Service
• Finance
• STEM
• Government & Public Administration
Transportation, Distribution,  & Logistics
• Health Science