RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in Wake County, today announced the expansion of its “Accelerate” initiative with a new program for middle school students called Career Exploration. WakeEd’s Accelerate initiative partners area businesses with teachers and students to bring authentic, real-world learning experiences to …
WakeEd has opened registration for all Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) rising 10th – 12th graders who wish to participate this summer in a new workplace immersion program “Career Accelerator”. Career Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Wake County Public School System, will be offered to approximately 1,000 rising 10th –12th grade WCPSS students this summer at no cost to students and families.
WakeEd is seeking business partners of any size and from all industry sectors throughout the Wake County area to support its new education and workforce development initiative “Accelerate” aimed at helping students explore career opportunities as well as the education and skills needed to get there.
WakeEd\’s Accelerate workforce development initiative brings together both new and existing programs that will help Wake County students become more future-ready for any career and college opportunity.
WakeEd Partnership presented $162,500 in college scholarships to thirteen students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School.
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As I reflect on the 2019-2020 school year, despite its challenges, it was a year of new beginnings and growth. Seemingly overnight, I had to adapt to a new normal, one that did not involve interacting with my students, coworkers, and administrators on a daily basis.
We have a saying at York Elementary School on the first day of school: “Get ‘em in. Get ‘em fed. Get ‘em home safely.” Since we transitioned to virtual learning, my mantra has changed. “Get ‘em in. Get ‘em hooked. Keep ‘em excited.”