Project Description

What is Career Connected Learning?

Career connected learning allows students to explore and prepare for a broad range of careers.  The school district forms partnerships with local businesses to bring mentors to the classroom or students to the workplace.  There is a broad variety of career connected opportunities and ways to get involved from guest speakers who discuss their career pathway to business internship programs. It is our goal to forge a partnership between students, schools and local employers where everyone makes an investment and all receive value.

Some types of career connected learning are guest speakers, job shadows, mock interviews, mentoring, internships (along with flipped internships where the company comes to the classroom), worksite tours, career fairs and youth apprenticeships.

Student Internship Info

Student Information

For current internships opportunities please contact your school’s Career Center or Tracey at 360.313.1355.
More information coming soon!

Employer Apprenticeship Info

Employer Information

Calling all Vancouver, WA manufacturing employers! Join us to learn how your company can participate in the Youth Apprenticeship program.  The research has been done for you regarding employing students (16 years old +)!  It’s easy to become a partner and help develop a skilled pipeline of talented, career-ready employees. This session is for HR Managers, Owners or Shop Leads.
Wednesday, 10/30/19 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
at Cascadia Skills Center, 12200 NE 28th St.
RSVP: Rpeters@ajactraining.org | 206.764.5359

Advisory Information:

Parents, students, and other community members who wish to be a part of the decision-making process at Vancouver Public Schools should consider serving on one or more of the district’s advisory committees.

District Advisory Meetings

CTE Advisory Groups: Agricultural and Natural Resources, ASL, Business & Marketing, Computer Science (coding), Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Family & Consumer Science, Graphic & Recording Arts (to include photography), Medical Arts, Translation & Interpretation, Video Production, Welding/Fabrication.

Contact 360.313.1350 to join an advisory committee!  Make an impact and become a partner in education.
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District Advisory Minutes: Coming soon!

Are you interested in being a guest speaker or participating in a mock interview? Need help starting an internship program?  Email tracey.scharmann@vansd.org and learn how you can partner with VPS to create career pathways for students!