Impact of Connecting Activities in Massachusetts

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Career Exploration, School to Careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you wondered about the impact of high school internship programs in Massachusetts. Recent data shows that 11,562 Massachusetts high schools students participated in work based learning experiences over the last year. A portion of these students collectively earned just under ten million dollars in paid internship experiences.

The top three industries were education and childcare, retail and services and health care. Time management, leadership and customer service were the top job skills students worked on.

Click on the links to find out more about performance metrics or about the College and Career Readiness activities in Massachusetts or on Cape Cod


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The Art Internship Experience

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in ArtWorks, Career Exploration, School to Careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Students from a variety of Cape Cod High Schools have had the opportunity to work with local artists in a variety of media in the ArtWorks internship program.

Lily H. a junior at Sturgis Public Charter School worked with mentor and painter Matthew Schultz, owner of Schultz Gallery in Osterville.

An excerpt from Lily’s reflection letter to Matt Schultz after her internship was completed: “Although our personalities are polar opposite –you tease me and I get mad—I have learned so much about painting in just forty hours of instruction by a master painter and art instructor.  Of course, you are OLD, so hopefully you know a lot about painting at your advanced age. These days what I think about when I paint is blending a palette of colors, varied brush techniques, and how to compose a piece of art.  I think about planning and sketching my composition.  I think about what I do and do not see in front of me.  I also think about how to market to the customer my talent.  I see you are a very successful artist and business owner and that an artist can actually make a comfortable living selling his or her art on Cape Cod. Most importantly, I see I might be able to make a career out of something I love to do.”

Lily’s work and that of her mentor can be seen at the ArtWorks Exhibit displayed at the following locations across the Cape and in Boston.

ArtWorks Exhibition: an exhibition of artwork created as a collaboration between local high school students and their artist mentors.

Heritage Museums and Gardens from April 27-May 12  2013

Cape Cod Museum of Art:  May 18-June 1

Wellfleet Preservation Hall:  June 8-22

State House Offices of Senator Dan Wolf and Senate President Therese Murray:  June 29-August 18

The Artworks program is sponsored, in part, by contributions from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and The Cape Cod Five Foundation.

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What is the Youth Guide to Living, Learning, Working, Playing and Creating on Cape Cod?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Career Exploration, Resources, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How do you know what career to pursue? What training do you need for the career you want? Who can I talk to about planning my future?
What is the best college to apply to? How do you apply for financial aid? How do you locate scholarships? Do I have to go to college to get a good job? What do vocational technical schools have to offer?
Where do you find updated information on local jobs for teens? How do you get your first job? Is there an internship program in your high school? How do you get job experience before you get your first job?
Where can you find information on healthcare, finding housing, transportation and food? How do you get car insurance? Do you need renters insurance? 
Is there anything interesting to do on Cape Cod? How do I meet people with the same interests? 
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