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  • PREPARING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCENavigator

    Join us in guiding students toward rewarding careers while bridging the skills gap and developing your talent pipeline.

    Companies wishing to provide 3-2-1 experiences may 1) self-register for certain activities below; 2) list their activities on the WBL Navigator for schools to search; or 3) contact Ondrea Austin, Lead Workforce Development Coordinator, at ondrea_austin@dpsnc.net or (919) 560-3858 to discuss options.

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

    Monthly guest speaker panels at each school, covering a different industry sector each month. Learn more.

    CAREER FAIRS

    Each high school offers an annual career and college fair for students of all grade levels.  

EXPOSURE

  • FIELD TRIPS

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

EXPERIENCE

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    INTERNSHIPS 

    Use our Internship Opportunity Form to list your company's internship opportunites. The information will be shared across DPS high schools.

    DURHAM YOUTHWORK INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

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

    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.

    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