Students Gain Real-World Career Experience with Innovative Program

APS students are graduating from high school more prepared than ever, thanks to the Executive Internship Program offered through Pickens Technical College.

The Aurora Public Schools Executive Internship Program recently hosted the Sponsor Appreciation Dinner and Ceremony to thank individuals and businesses that welcomed interns this semester. Numerous students earned various awards for their community service, including $2,000 in scholarships.

Students Olivia Lopez, Valeria Lopez, Mireya Marquez, and Melanie Vazquez each earned a $500 scholarship. President’s Volunteer Service Awards were also presented. Bronze awards for 100 hours of community service went to 14 students. Silver awards (175 hours) were presented to 15 students. Prestigious gold awards (250+ hours) were presented to Alexis Cisneros, Tyler Gohl, Izraea Honey, Maria Martinez, Mon Mon, Shynell Moore, Camryn Pingle, Angelina Rivera, Langston Smith, and Salina Suta.

The Executive Internship Program boasts partnerships with top notch businesses, hospitals, schools, city services, police, veterinary services and many more. Over the course of a semester, interns volunteer approximately 100 hours with their sponsors and attend an additional 60 hours of instructional time in the classroom to learn workplace skills. Sponsors provide students with real-world experiences and opportunities to “test drive” career fields. The EIP is one way students earn credentials that prepare them for college and career success.

Thank you to the incredible community sponsors who support our students.

To learn more about the Executive Internship Program, visit Pickens Technical College EIP website.

Photos provided by Elemintal Photography

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