Volunteer for or host one of the following types of experiences (listed from lower lift/lower impact to high lift/high impact). Share opportunities with employees and allow them the time and flexibility to contribute.
Career Fair Participant
Host a school group for a one-day job shadow. Focus on one specific career or allow students to experience multiple roles within your organization.
Mentor students at their school, through an established mentoring program, or develop mentoring opportunities at your workplace.
Schools will often ask for volunteers to come conduct mock interviews and/or to review students’ resumes. Alternatively, have a mock interview session at your workplace when students come on a site visit.
Work with educators to enhance classroom education with business-based presentations and projects that align the curriculum with the future of work in an increasingly digital and innovation economy. Recruit volunteers to work with students and faculty. Example: NM’s Agile Classroom
Co-Teacher on STEM topics
Advisory Board Member
Work closely with school representatives and other industry partners to support curriculum development, career-based learning experiences for students, and other components of K12 Academic and Career Planning.
Provide paid summer or part-time internships that engage the high school students with the business, support the curriculum at the school, and add value to the business. If students excel, recruit them to stay on in college. Example: Experiential Learning - Edge for the Future
Want to stay up to date on local career-based learning requests? Assign a resource in your company willing to set up and administer a profile on Inspire of SE WI, which is a tool that connects students/teachers and employers.