Welcome to Career Development!Mrs. Stephanie MitchenerOffice-Guidance SuiteCareer Development Coordinator
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice phone: 336-438-4000 ext. 40026Western: 336-538-6020
This is my 11th year serving as Career Development Coordinator for Western Alamance High School and Middle School. I am responsible for coordinating career development services for all students and for establishing and maintaining business/education partnerships that support the school system's mission and individual school's School Improvement Plans. I serve all students by building linkages with the school staff, business/industry representatives, postsecondary educational personnel, parents, and civic and community organizations. Working collaboratively with the school staff and coordinating the support services of the business community, I facilitate student transition from school to career.Come see me and let me help you with your Career Planning!
CAP:Career Accelerator Program Facility ToursCurent 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in the CAP program should register now for the facility tours.CAP applicants are asked to attend at least one tour, however it is suggested that students tour several facilities to hear about the work available at each location. A parent or guardian must attend the tour with students.Click below to sign up:CAP Application:The application to apply for the CAP program is now available through February 15, 2020.
A CTE internship is a career preparation activity in which students are placed at a worksite for a defined period of time to participate in and observe work firsthand within a given industry. Unlike work experience, internships often allow students to rotate through a number of departments and job functions. Internships provide the student an opportunity to “test-drive” career possibilities, to gain experience in the field they are interested in pursuing, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, and gain school credit. An internship is an excellent way to determine if the industry and the profession is the best career option to follow before investing a lot of time and money in training and education.
Any 11th or 12th grade student with the maturity to work independently in an area of career interest and is in good academic standing may apply to the Internship Program. Students will complete an application and briefly explain how the internship is related to their high school and/or career goals. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the internship site. Students participating in the internship program must continue to abide by all school and worksite rules and regulations including but not limited to: attendance policy, tardy policy, and academic eligibility.
Students may not intern at a site where family members are employed.
WA Jr. and Sr. students interested in being an intern for the 2019-2020 school year should complete the following:
- Intern Application
- Teacher Recommendation-Print two copies and complete the top box.
Give to two teachers to complete on your behalf. (Preferably one teacher should be a CTE teacher.) Teachers will return directly to me.
- Email Mrs. Mitchener and schedule an appointment to meet and discuss the internship.