Attention all Connecting Activities Stakeholders: During School Year 2016-2017, the Executive Office of Education, the STEM Council and ESE are collaborating to increase the number of STEM employers that offer paid internships to high school students. This important initiative is being led by Governor Baker and his team, and is perfect fit for the Connecting Activities mission. Stay tuned for news about this!
The Commonwealth's 16 local workforce investment boards (WIBs) are the lead partners with ESE responsible for implementing the Connecting Activities initiative. With state funding, the WIBs staff the intermediary role linking employers with schools and students to provide career development experiences.
Students can find out here about ways to improve their prospects after high school, no matter what kind of post-secondary education they are planning. Read on to learn more about opportunities for setting personal goals, finding in-demand careers, or designing internships with the MA Work-Based Learning Plan.
Employers are essential partners in the Connecting Activities initiative. They provide students with powerful career development opportunities to prepare them for the world of work. While thousands of students are served each year, there is a pressing need for more employer partners.
From the Field
The Commonwealth has embarked on a high level, ambitious effort to increase the career readiness of many of its students, both in high school and adult settings. Under the guidance of the Workforce Skills Cabinet, and with the active involvement of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office for College, Career and Technical...
This year, the online Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) adds a new feature - an option for tracking the Career/Vocational Technical Education (CVTE) competencies.
The Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is a tool used in summer jobs, internships, cooperative education experiences and other work experiences. The WBLP is a user-...