321 Future Ready Initiative
  • PREPARING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE

    Companies wishing to provide students with career development experiences may self-register for certain activities below or contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator, at ondrea_austin@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-3858 to get involved.

AWARENESS

  • GUEST SPEAKERS

    Sign up to be a classroom guest speaker on the DPS Volunteer Portal. You will be contacted if a teacher has a need for someone with your expertise. 

     

    CAREER CONVERSATIONS

    Serve on one of our industry-themed guest speaker panels (currently virtual) to speak to high school students across the district about your career path and industry.

    All webinars are from 10:45-11:30am:

    October 19  

    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

    November 16  

    Business & Public Administration

    December 9  

    Health & Human Services

    February 15  

    Hospitality & Tourism

    March 16  

    Information Technology & STEM

    April 14  

    Skilled Trades & Advanced Manufacturing

     

    CAREER FAIRS

    DPS is currently offering a Virtual Career Expo which students may browse any time. Companies may participate by submitting a slide.

EXPOSURE

  • FIELD TRIPS

    Host student groups of any size at your worksite. Contact us to coordinate.

EXPERIENCE

  •  INTERNSHIPS 

    Post your internship or job directly to Oppti where students can view and apply for it. Alternatively, use our Internship Opportunity Form if you would like our school career coordinators to screen candidates and provide you with a short-list. The information will be shared across DPS high schools.

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    SCHOLARS-AT-WORK PROGRAM

    Host a group of students for a 3-5 day worksite immersion over Spring Break or during the summer. Learn more.

     

    DURHAM YOUTHWORKS PROGRAM

    Offer five week paid internships through the Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development's YouthWorks program.

     

    PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS

    Opportunities available through the DPS Skilled Trades Pathway and individual companies.

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Contact Us

  • Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator

    Email: ondrea_austin@dpsnc.net

    Telephone: (919) 560-3858

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