Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Greenville County Schools and Greenville Chamber Announce New Partnership

LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students - Photo 1LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is the number one challenge facing employers in Greenville, particularly in high-demand industries like advanced manufacturing, construction, and healthcare.

LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students - Photo 2Recognizing that work-based learning benefits students, employers, schools, and the community, the Greenville Chamber and Greenville County Schools have partnered to create LaunchGVL, an initiative to connect high school students with paid work opportunities in Greenville’s high-demand occupations.

Paired with relevant coursework, students will launch their careers in one of six pathways and enter the workforce and college more equipped to succeed. As participating businesses supplement their workforce with energetic students, they also create a talent pipeline to fill the jobs of the future and close the growing skills gap. Those pathways include:

  • LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students - Photo 3Arts, Communication and Information Technology
  • Business, Marketing and Management
  • Environmental and Agricultural Systems
  • Health Science
  • Human Resources and Services
  • Industrial, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems

LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students - Photo 4Most internships last for approximately 8 weeks. Students can work part-time or full-time during the summer. During the school year, students usually work between 10 and 20 hours per week. The internships will be offered Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

LaunchGVL to Provide Paid Internships for High School Students - Photo 5Work-Based Learning Coordinators from Greenville County Schools will match interns with opportunities based on the relevant courses taken and/or the student’s expression of interest in a particular field or occupational area. The Work-Based Learning Coordinator serves as the liaison between the school site and the work site.

For more details regarding the program and to sign up, please visit the LaunchGVL website.


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