BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY: High School Internships
As part of our strategic plan, BRAC is committed to building a seamless talent pipeline and promoting career awareness. The Talent Action Collaborative has embarked on a goal of securing 1,000 internships for our rising high school seniors, with a mission of addressing the disconnect between workforce and education. Internships benefit students' career growth and development and benefit employers. Not only does this opportunity allow employers to prepare students to become the region's future business and industry leaders, but it also offers a learning opportunity for the employers.
Interested businesses may register to host 12th-grade students as interns using the application below. If you have any additional questions, email email@example.com.
construction and manufacturing
med and pre-med
liberal arts and management
transportation, automotive, and logistics
We targeted industry and education titans for each of those areas to join this three-tier task force: CEOs for Education, Strategic Operations Team, and the Five Commissions.
CEOs for Education
25 top area CEOs and executives representing this cross-section of sectors will convene quarterly with the Superintendent of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education, Commissioner of Higher Education, college chancellors, and university presidents to identify opportunities in talent pipeline to design systems and advocate for future workforce needs. The group guides executive-level strategy, reviews education performance, and advocates for legislative and policy changes. As part of the CEOs for Education membership, each CEO designates a representative to the Strategic Operations Committee.
Strategic Operations Committee
The Strategic Operations Committee is what we affectionately describe as “the implementers.” The committee is comprised of designees from the CEOs for Education specializing in workforce development and career training, including human resources managers, talent recruiters, provosts, and heads of workforce development. They will meet monthly to guide career pathways, programming, key performance indicators, and partnerships. This group aims to innovate and implement curriculum design, programs, and outcomes based on commission recommendations, with a future-focused vision from CEOs. The committee will interface on implementation with education senior staff, including prominent members of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System such as the chief academic officer, assistant superintendent of curriculum, and executive director at EBR Career and Technical Education Center.
The Five Commissions
- Gain in-depth career exposure through job shadowing and internships
- Earn an industry-based credential and/or an associate degree
- Build a professional network through industry-specific mentorship
- Minimize student debt through dual enrollment and paid apprenticeships
- Redesign the current workforce model
- Advocate for policy and legislative changes
- Train future employees to succeed in their chosen industry