The partnership between a school and a business provides a unique opportunity for the business to contribute directly to the school experience of the youth who are just beginning to formulate their dreams for the future. A partnership can take many forms and will be flexible to accommodate a wide range of activity by the business.
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is working with the Hampton Roads Public Schools to mentor students and provide opportunities to experience future careers.
Hampton Roads Public Schools
Club Activities - Club/Activity volunteers from NNS meet with the students for fun, problem solving activities to provide exposure to the different careers available with NNS and also develop career readiness skills.
Huntington Middle School Partnership - As a business partner, NNS is partnering with Huntington Middle School for year-round presence and participation in community events hosted by the school including the Apprentice School Career Readiness Team, tutoring, club activities, career fairs, and more.
Internships - NNS provides internship opportunities to students and teachers that will transfer classroom knowledge to real life work experiences at NNS.
Job Shadowing - Job shadowing can help students explore a range of career objectives and select a career major for the latter part of high school. A student follows and employee for one or more days to learn about a particular occupation or industry.
Speakers Bureau - The Speakers Bureau provides the opportunity for informed professionals to volunteer in the Newport News schools by giving engaging presentations to students of all grade levels. The goal is to expose students to a wide range of career possibilities.
Work Site Opportunities - A Work Site Opportunity (WSO) is a way to expose students, at varying educational stages, to the world of work as well as provide them the opportunity to explore potential career opportunities within the visited business.