Business & Education Partnership

Business and Education Partnership Services assist schools, youth organizations and community groups to link business and K-12 Education through a Career Shadow program, guest speakers, advisory committees, Career Expos and serving on committees and boards.

For Students

  • To acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self
  • To answers the questions, “Why do I have to learn this?” and “Would I want to make this job a career?”
  • To observe not only job characteristics and responsibilities, but also what each profession requires on a day-to-day basis
  • To learn firsthand what it takes to make it in their fields of interest from the people who know best—working professionals
  • To be motivated to excel in academics
  • To understand the relationship between personal qualities, education and training and the world of work

For Educators

  • To motivate students to learn by demonstrating the tangible applications of classroom lessons
  • To craft lesson plans around students’ career interests

For Employers

  • To prepare the future workforce
  • To demonstrate a tangible commitment to supporting and improving the community
  • To create a feeling of personal satisfaction that comes from mentoring a young person
  • To promote potential long-term mentoring relationships
  • To become a role model for students who may seek professional careers


Andrew Bevington
Constituents Director