They’re training lessons about life on the job.
Six hundred city high school students have landed internships with 189 opposite employers by a new workforce growth program, the city’s preparation conduct pronounced Thursday.
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña done the proclamation at a Queens press discussion imprinting the first year of the city’s Career and Technical Education Industry Scholars Program.
And she pronounced those numbers show the bid is off to a clever start.
“We’re scheming students for their future over high school,” Fariña said. “Internships and attention partnerships bond the students with resources and practice that will offer them well.”
The Industry Scholars Program gives students open and summer jobs in finance, media, transportation, record and hospitality, among other fields.
Students who find internships by must request and be endorsed by teachers. Slots are open to any high school kid, and internships run in two sessions during the open and summer. Full-time and part-time gigs are available.
Participating employers embody the MTA, Birch Coffee, Nobu 57, Next Step Pictures, Karma Media, and the city’s Division of School Facilities, where Farina done Thursday’s announcement.
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Students earn $11 per hour and the program costs the city $1.5 million to work any year.
The Education Department officials wish to enhance the endeavour to 3,000 interns by 2019.
Bronx Academy Design and Construction academy comparison Gavin Almonte, 17, pronounced his summer internship with the Division of School Facilities taught him useful lessons about life in the workforce.
“It’s a lot of on-the-job training,” pronounced Almonte, whose 25-hour-per-week internship ends Aug. 18. “We’ll be operative on blueprints and schematics, or captivating starters and motors.”
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Amonte, who wants to pursue a career as an electrician after graduation, pronounced the idea is to turn gentle with apparatus and concepts he’ll confront on the job.
“There’s a lot of focus for the things we’re learning,” he said.
Similar efforts by the Education Department and other city agencies couple thousands of city students with internships any year.
In July, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city’s Ladders for Leaders program, operated by the Department of Youth and Community Development, found summer internships for some-more than 1,600 students, with a record 600 employers.
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