Chamber partners with TUHSD to provide student internships - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Chamber partners with TUHSD to provide student internships

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 6:45 am

Students and businesses are getting a unique opportunity to connect as the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) have formed a partnership to pair students with internships, job shadowing and career exploration opportunities in the local economy.

TUHSD has some programs that require internships but school leaders say they were getting requests from students for not only internships, but more job exploration opportunities.

“At the beginning of each school year we go out to each school and ask them how we can help and what their goals and needs are each year,” said Dianne Welling, the district’s coordinator for business partnerships and grant writer. “Desert Vista has told us they have a lot of kids that need or want job shadowing opportunities. That’s one of the things that inspired us to figure out a way to get it going. The chamber is the perfect partner to get that going with, starting in our small community.”

Welling said they’ve seen similar partnerships in other cities and decided to approach the chamber with the idea. The response from the chamber board was positive.

“I think this is a better way we can invest in the future and our community,” said Anne Gill, president and CEO of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. “Education is a vital part of any community and we have great schools here. I think just promoting the relationships between the businesses and the schools, I think it will help businesses be aware of some of the resources that are available to them through the kids here in the schools.”

The chamber is hosting a breakfast on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at Mountain Park Senior Living, 4475 E. Knox Road, to let businesses know more about this partnership. Specifically the chamber is looking for business owners who would be willing to hire interns for a semester, invite students in to their business for job shadowing, speak to a group of students about their job responsibilities, or tutor a student.

“It is beneficial for businesses because they are able to look at what the students have to offer and also help us as a school district,” Welling said. “They can see that the students coming out of our school district are ready for the work force. It’s really good for these businesses to know the quality of students out there. It’s also very inspirational for them too to see they are helping someone.”

The chamber and the school district hope to get these connections between businesses and students going as quickly as businesses and students would like. Welling said National Job Shadowing Day is Feb. 3 and the district would like to see as many students as possible participating in job shadowing on that day.

For more information on the partnership or to attend the breakfast, visit ahwatukeechamber.com.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

KidsCare brings affordable healthcare to Arizona

By Socorro Carrillo | Cronkite News PHOENIX — KidsCare returned to Arizona on Tuesday after a more than five-year absence and advocates expect…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2016/07/26/kids-care-az/

Dinesh D'Souza's 'Hillary's America' is Top-Grossing Documentary of 2016

The third film from the controversial conservative filmmaker — after 2016: Obama’s America and America: Imagine the World Without Her — has ta…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:51 pm @ http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/07/27/…

Smithsonian Celebrates 100 Years of America’s National Parks

Arches National Park, UtahA view of the Milky Way through the North Window arch in Arches National Park, Utah, 2013. The North Window arch is …

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/ne…

Obama visits wounded veteran Cory Remsburg's new home

Gilbert - President Obama's visit to the Valley on Friday included a discussion at the Phoenix VA Hospital and a meeting with Kayla Mueller's …

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:50 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

This is what a pro athlete’s tax return looks like

NFL player Josh Martin’s taxes this year should be a lot less complicated than they were last season. Martin, a 24-year-old linebacker who ent…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 8:22 pm @ http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-jock-tax-and-…

Clinton Picks Virginia's Tim Kaine for VP

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine at an event in Northern Virginia last week. (Alex Wong/Getty Ima…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 7:55 pm @ http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/kaine-profile-vp

Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Scottsdale parking lot

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in a Scottsdale parking lot. The incident was reported Wednesday aftern…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 6:55 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-northeast-valley/…

Police search for answers in Phoenix murder

"Best guy you would meet, he would help anyone out, didn't matter who you were because that's just the type of guy he was," said Leon Hill. Th…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 6:49 pm @ http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/1823…

Anita and Sam Means on the One Thing Phoenix's Creative Scene Needs

Becky Bartkowski A A Every other year, New Times puts the spotlight on Phoenix's creative forces — painters, dancers, designers, and actors. L…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 6:51 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/anita-and-sam-…

Gabby Giffords delivers moving endorsement of Hillary Clinton: “Speaking is difficult for me, but in 2017, I will be able to say ‘Madame President'”

Topics: DNC 16, Elections 2016, Gabby Giffords, Gun Control, Elections News, News, Politics News Former Arizona Representative Gabriel Gifford…

Published: July 27, 2016 - 6:49 pm @ http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/gabby_giffords_del…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…