Career Academy Summer Program Enhances Students’ Abilities to be Successful After High School
CareerSource Suncoast has opened up applications for this summer’s Career Academy, a 5-week program that gives juniors and seniors an opportunity to learn important leadership skills, financial literacy, community engagement and career exploration. Career Academy is open to 40 high school juniors and seniors in Manatee and Sarasota counties who are interested in increasing their employment skills over the summer. In addition to time in the classroom, students will visit twenty local businesses to meet with leaders and gain insight into a variety of industries
“CareerSource Suncoast has had tremendous success piloting a similar summer experience through our Journey to Success program. This year, we decided to elevate the experience both in recruiting the right students and in the curriculum. We’re thankful to have incredible partners to work alongside us to make this a reality for students looking to get a head start on their post high school plans.” – Chris Laney, Director of Education & Community Investment at CareerSource Suncoast.
This year’s academy has partnered with State College of Florida, Manatee Technical College and Suncoast Technical College. In addition, CareerSource Suncoast brings together some of the area’s top experts in the industries of information technology, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, business and public service. Students accepted into this year’s program could receive up to $1,000 for participating. For more information or to apply for this year’s Career Academy, visit www.careersourcesuncoast.com/careeracademy.
About CareerSource Suncoast
CareerSource Suncoast is a non-profit dedicated to providing education and tools for employers and job-seekers. Our mission is to recruit, train and retain talent for employers on the Suncoast. An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.