Nelson County

NCPS Internship Program

Categories: Nelson County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016


Nelson County High School’s Internship Program offers work- based learning opportunities to high school juniors and seniors. The program is designed for students who wish to experience “first hand” the work environment for a particular career pathway. Students, who participate, work with a business professional in the community to gain work related experience and insight into their chosen career area. Participation in this program requires the student to complete an application packet, to participate in a preliminary work readiness session and/or business interview prior to beginning the site experience, and to share their work based learning experiences with others. Since the program was implemented a year ago, the program has seen an increase in participation and is receiving positive feedback. The NCPS internship program has been successful in allowing students to experience the world of work in a real work environment. Additionally, it allows students to interact with the business community, to make connections between the knowledge taught in the classroom, skill sets needed for employment and practical application of soft skills needed in business and work environment. Additionally, the internship program allows CTE teachers to stay abreast of the changing workplace, skills required and curriculum that should be taught to better prepare students for the world of work.


Sandra McKenzie
Career and Technical Education Director