Business Engagement

-People aren't always going to make sure you do your job. You have to be in charge of your own life in order to be successful.-

By 2018, our goal is to create 2,500 high quality internships for our students.

We envision our students completing a sequence of work-based learning experiences, preparing them to make informed college and career decisions and allowing them to acquire necessary college and career ready skills.  Building upon the Linked Learning and NAF strategy of creating strong academy advisory boards, ITK  partners with employers so they have the tools and resources to be successful in providing these experiences. 
With new community college and workforce funding encouraging work-based learning, ITK is developing strategies to coordinate, encourage and support the work of schools, academies, and programs across the region.


What is work-based learning?

Work-based learning is an instructional strategy that:
  • Connects what students are learning in class with the world of work
  • Involves interaction with business partners
  • Provides students with career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation
  • Includes a continuum of experiences  
  • Aligns with intentional student learning outcomes 
  • Prepares students for success in post-secondary education and careers
  • Benefits the student, the business partner, and the school

WBL Continuum

Opportunities to get involved:

Have an opportunity that you'd like to offer?  We're looking for professionals to get involved at all levels. 
Classroom Presentations
Worksite Tours
Job Shadows
Student Internships


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