Many of our partners have interviewed and selected dozens of our CTE students for paid summer internships based on the skill sets developed in their academies and pathways. Over 100 juniors and seniors have been placed in the month of May and more placements are still being announced each day. All of these EGUSD minor-aged paid interns have completed the required documentation including the required work permits. A new board policy and administrative regulation were adopted earlier this year and training is underway for permit issuers at the school sites to ensure each school is prepared to process permits according to Ed Code and Labor Law. Any minor working this summer requires a work permit and permit application can be now found on the EGUSD website at: http://www.egusd.net/about/district/policiesproceduresnotices/. The link can also be found on the Explore website at http://blogs.egusd.net/explore/.
Summer at City Hall in Elk Grove (a partnership program between EGUSD and the City of Elk Grove) has had a major overhaul this year including a name change to Elk Grove Civic Summer and includes an expanded program experience. Thirty EGUSD juniors and sophomores have interviewed and been chosen to participate in the 5-week long summer course that includes two weeks of class held at Elk Grove City Hall in which they meet city leaders – including the mayor – and learn about issues facing the community as a whole. Once the course wraps-up, students are then placed in 3-week long internships throughout the region with public sector hosts. This new format not only provides a great opportunity for students to explore careers in Elk Grove – but also earns them 10 summer school credits and career connections to last a lifetime.