8th Grade Career Pathway Fairs; Last Chance for Summer Intern Hosts
8th Grade Career Pathway Fairs; Last Chance for Summer Intern Hosts
Where passion meets opportunity

Eighth Graders Learn About Pathways

Over the last two months, 3,848 Rutherford County School 8th graders have participated in Rutherford Works Career Pathway Fairs across the county. The 8th Grade Career Pathway Fair is designed for eighth grade students at area middle schools to learn about Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathways of study at their zoned high school. Therefore, allowing them to make a more informed decision when registering for high school classes in the spring. 

This experience brings high school students, teachers, and industry partners together to share details on career pathway options. More than 97 industry partners volunteered as guest speakers to discuss the types of jobs available, career paths, educational opportunities, and much more with middle school students. 

When surveyed, 98% of middle school teachers stated the pathway fairs were a good use of their students’ time. A local middle school teacher also stated, “The students came back ready to leave us and head to high school! Great Job, wonderful experience for the students! Thank You!”
89% of teachers surveyed also believed the Pathway Fairs were very impactful in helping students determine their course of study in high school. After the event another teacher commented, "Thank everyone so very much for this. It is a big undertaking, but one that I feel is necessary. There are so many things they need to know and be aware of and some do not have to support for that. This was very beneficial for students and the majority wanted to discuss information they learned."
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Special Thanks to All of Our 8th Grade Career Pathway Industry Speakers! 

To learn more about the 8th Grade Pathway Fair and how you or your company get involved, click here.

LAST CHANCE to Apply to Host a Summer Intern

The Rutherford Works High School Internship Program partners with employers who offer students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component ideally related to their area of interest.

Employers who host an intern will:
• Host students from June 1-28, 2019
• Host the students 16 hours per week Monday through Thursday
(schedule to be decided by student and employer)
• Designate an individual (mentor) to supervise the intern and serve as employer point of contact
• Provide a safe work environment and related training if needed
• Evaluate the intern’s performance and provide feedback to Internship Coordinator

To apply or contact with questions, email Regina Ward.

Motlow State is working to support workforce development by providing training and continuing-education courses right here in Rutherford County. 

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Upcoming Events

Rutherford Works Supply Chain Council Meeting

January 8, 2019 | 8 AM

Rutherford Works Health Care Council Meeting 

January 9, 2019 | 8 AM

Rutherford Works Manufacturing Council Meeting 

January 10, 2019 | 8:30 AM
Rutherford Works is the umbrella for the collaborative work of the offices of Economic Development and Workforce Development out of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Rutherford Works oversees programs and services that help businesses start, grow, stay in, and get recruited to Rutherford County.
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