Connections between businesses and school districts form the heart of the "Career Preparation" component of the Education for Economic Development framework. CESA 8 is continuing to investigate and support programs which can facilitate these connections. The following video featuring a school district in Michigan's Upper Peninsula highlights the importance of business leaders and industries partnering with their local school districts to impact our future workforce:
Many of the Wisconsin business alliances have subcommittees which directly address the K-12 connection with their member businesses. The CESA 8 Career Academy Teacher Externship Program is another way for a business to make a personal connection with an area school district.
Wisconsin Business Alliances
Northeast Wisconsin has a number of alliances whose members are eager to connect with local school districts. Check out the links below to explore their webpages: