More Students, More Local Businesses, Connect To Create “Experienceships”
Vista, CA | March 2017 – What began in the fall of 2016 as a single visit by 25 students to a single Vista-based business has expanded to include five local employers and 130 Vista Unified middle school students. The visits are part of an innovative new program designed to build talent readiness aimed at graduating students that are immediately employable in careers aligned to the region’s priority sectors (Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information & Communication Technology, Life Sciences).
Talent Cities, a public-private partnership created by New York based educational consultancy New Learning Ventures (NLV), has been building its national model in Vista. After a program pilot day in December with a single Vista employer, Solatube, the program, with partners at the Vista Unified School District and the Vista Chamber of Commerce, is expanding to visit five North County employers throughout the week of March 20th.