School – to – Career Initiative
Apex High School Business Alliance
The Apex High School Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business/community leaders throughout the Apex area and Apex High School. The career and life expertise of business/community leaders provides students with the relevancy between education and future careers. Through career-related events, businesses can help prepare students for success in college, career, and citizenship.
At the high school level, students are involved in introductory career fairs and activities that expose them to the variety of career clusters. They may also take field trips to local businesses and learn from guest speakers who visit classrooms. As students progress through high school there are more opportunities such as resume reviews, practice interviews, job shadow programs, internships, and larger career fairs.
The Apex High School Business Alliance is comprised of local business leaders, the Career Development Coordinator and administrators. Business members can expect a nominal time commitment of approximately 1-2 hours a month during the school year, either in an alliance meeting preparing for an event, or in direct participation in a career-based Apex High School Business Alliance activity.
The immediate result of this partnership is to help prepare every student to make responsible, productive career choices, by assisting with school-based and work-based activities. The end result is preparing students for a career of their choice, ultimately benefiting the entire community!