WV Ready Work-Based Learning Virtual Internship Course
The Work-Based Learning Course is a statewide virtual internship program for West Virginia high school students. The Work-Based Learning Course was piloted in Spring 2021 in six high schools . The program is offered during the school year for high school credit and is facilitated by classroom teachers. During the course, students participate in virtual job shadow training modules with a new West Virginia business each week. They also intern with one business for the entire semester to receive weekly mentoring and complete a capstone project to build skills that make them READY for their career.
The Education Alliance is now working to expand the program for the 2021-22 school year. Click below to learn more about the WV Ready program and contact us today to join the pilot!
Each week a different WV business will facilitate a 1 hour job shadow training module. The first 30 minutes the business will do a “virtual tour” and share career opportunities at the business. The second 30 minutes the business will facilitate training on a WV Ready Graduate skill.
Throughout the semester, each school will be matched with one business. The business will assign the class a capstone project to complete, in which students work in teams to find a solution to a problem at their business. Additionally, students will have weekly mentoring calls with their matched business to do a deeper dive into the businesses and learn how it operates.
WV Ready Summer Internships is a 4-week paid internship program in which high school students intern at a WV business.
Thanks to our WV Ready Business Partners, we can offer valuable opportunities to students In West Virginia through the Work-based Learning Course and Summer Internship programs. For information on how to get involved, contact Olivia McCuskey at email@example.com
- Capital High School, Kanawha County
- Herbert Hoover High School, Kanawha County
- St. Albans High School, Kanawha County
- Raleigh High School, Raleigh County
- Oak Hill High School, Fayette County (partial)
- Jefferson High School, Jefferson County (partial)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing WV
WV American Water
Shenandoah Planing Mills
Thank you Business Partners for supporting Summer Internships!
The WV Ready Summer Internship Program was amazing. The best part of the program was getting to experience multiple types of work and learning what it is like to perform in those fields. Additionally, getting information from people on what is required to begin work in those fields was very helpful.
The best thing about working at Appalachian Power for the WV Ready Summer Internship is getting to experience multiple types of work and learning what it is like to perform in those fields.
The best thing about working at Cabell-Huntington Hospital for the WV Ready Summer Internship is being able to see all the different sides to a hospital.