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Collaborators sought for new CAPS program

The five school districts in St. Charles County have launched a program for the 2018-19 school year known as the Center for Advanced Professional Studies [CAPS].

CAPS is made up of three different career strands: Global Business/Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, and Technology Solutions [IT, Digital Media and Design]. CAPS will provide high school students with a professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through full immersion in high demand and high skill careers. Students will work with real businesses and solve real-world problems while being mentored by real employers. Emphasis also is placed on developing professional skills, such as communication and collaboration, which employers deem highly important to individual success.

The St. Charles County CAPS program is seeking opportunities from local employers for CAPS students to interact with professionals. This could be through a site visit to the business, a guest speaker at a CAPS off-site location, individual mentorships or unpaid internships. CAPS is seeking unpaid internships for student associates from early January to late April 2019, about 2.5 hours per day, four days per week. 

If you or your business is interested in partnering with CAPS, Contact Nicole Whitesell, St. Charles County CAPS director, at nicole.whitesell@scccaps.org or (636) 443-4077. To learn more about the program, visit scccaps.org. 

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