For Immediate Release
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Susan Walker, ACE/G.Town Promise Consultant
On Saturday April 18, an event, Listen, Learn, and Lunch, was held at Aims Community College to kick off the Career Pathways Summer Internship Program. In attendance were high school students eligible for the program. These prospective interns were supplied with information on the various opportunities and how to apply for the paid internships offered in Greeley. The event, sponsored by JBS USA, was organized by Greeley-Evans School District 6 Career Pathway’s Coordinator Deb Hodson in cooperation with Greeley’s Achieving Community Excellence (ACE) program.
Currently, there are more than 60 Greeley students registered for the 2015 summer internship program with opportunities available for more student and business participation. This program is affiliated with Greeley Mayor Tom Norton’s Work Force Initiative that helps recruit business participation.
The internship program was developed by Greeley-Evans School District 6 to support their Career Pathways program and is a focus of ACE this year. The program provides high school seniors with paid internships to explore available careers, gain on-the-job experience, and serve as a potential stepping stone to future employment and education options.
The event also provided students with information on how to get the most out of their internships and an opportunity to meet with and ask questions of internship supervisors. Another component of the event was to introduce students to the Aims College Promise. The Aims College Promise provides qualified Greeley high school students with tuition support for post-secondary education.
Parents and students interested in learning more about the internship program are asked to call Deb Hodson at School District 6, (970) 348-6279. To learn more about the ACE program and ways the community is coming together to support student success, please visit www.greeleygov.com/ace.
The City of Greeley’s Achieving Community Excellence program is proud to support the District’s Career Pathways continuum. Developed by a group of 25 community leaders, the initiative to support youth success is called the G.Town Promise. The intent of the G.Town Promise is to empower and align existing programs in building deliberate structures that help and support students’ efforts to find success through meaningful careers. Those structures include recruiting businesses that are willing to be a guest speaker or host a business tour, a shadowing experience, or an internship. In addition, G.Town Promise supports young adult leadership development, access to opportunities through free public transportation for local youth, and fund-raising for post-secondary education.