Career & Technical Education

Cabarrus County Schools has been selected as one of the four teams to participate in locally-sponsored NAF Future Ready Labs.

NAF Future Ready Labs are a collaboration between National Academy Foundation (NAF), business partners, and academy and district representatives to offer students an internship experience with an innovative and comprehensive structure.

This program provides high school students an opportunity to put their education into practice in a unique work environment with support from local business partners. In the new iteration of this program, local businesses will partner with advisory boards to develop a strong local talent pipeline.

This year, NAF will be piloting its Future Ready Lab tools, resources and supports with a select group of participants across the country. These four teams were selected through a rigorous application process to identify strong goal-oriented school districts and advisory board teams to plan and implement meaningful internship programs for their communities’ high school students.

“We are excited to offer this unique opportunity that will benefit students, as well as local businesses and the communities they serve,” said Brooke Rice, Senior Director of Future Ready Labs at NAF. “Businesses will see their return on investment immediately while actively shaping their future workforce.”

To volunteer or provide funding resources to help expose more high school students to work-based learning opportunities, please contact Kristi Parlier at Jay M. Robinson High School.

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