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Workforce Readiness

Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands

Skills Development, Career Awareness, Individualized Goal Setting

At Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands, we see potential in every student and we are committed to helping them see it too.  Our model of integrated student supports is not about doing the work for students. It’s about making sure all students have access to the community resources and tools they need to unlock their potential and thrive.  Keeping students in school requires engaging them in exploring all workforce opportunities, exposing them to the benefits afforded by a diploma, and ensuring their social/emotional skill sets are ready to transfer to the workplace.

11Workforce Readiness

What We Do

Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands invests in our workforce by ensuring students graduate or receive their GED while actively seeking partnerships with employers, community colleges and other skill-developing agencies to provide both in-school and on-site exposure and hands-on training, work-study and intern/apprenticeship opportunities for CIS students.

Workforce Readiness Metrics:

  • 89% of seniors working with Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands graduated or received a GED.
  • 100% of seniors working with Communities In Schools of Appalachian Highlands had career or education plans.

We integrate the following into all of our work:

  • Skills development
  • Career awareness
  • Individualized goal-setting to ensure students successfully transition from high school to career or college.