An essential element of the district’s effort to provide a rapid up-skill program as well as an on-ramp to labor force participation. Internships (unpaid or paid) afford students with opportunities to fast forward into a possible future and fully immerse themselves into a professional work environment and culture, experience and solve real profession-based problems, observe problem-solving strategies used by employees, collaborate with employees, use industry standard tools, and be mentored throughout the process. Students will develop a deeper business acumen as well as an appreciation of the dynamics/intricacies and how the parts fit together in order to truly deliver value to customers. The program is also designed to provide employers an opportunity to guide and evaluate future talent. Plainly, an internship is a shining example of how business, community, and public education partner to create personalized, relevant learning experiences to prepare the workforce of tomorrow.