Creating the Wake Forest Area’s future workforce
The Wake Forest Career Readiness Academy allows students to learn leadership skills, gain an internship/apprenticeship opportunity with a local business, receive job training from industry experts, and learn basic financial literacy skills. The program includes eight monthly leadership and job training sessions that will be conducted during the school day and one full semester completing an internship at a local business. Students will learn many job readiness/soft skills (resume writing, interviewing, work place etiquette, etc.), industry specific information, leadership skills, and financial literacy skills. The ultimate goal will be to create well-rounded youth, who will be provided the necessary career ready skills needed for their future. The overall program will encompass 160 hours and graduates will receive a leadership and soft skills certificate of completion.
This program will be led by the Wake Forest Chamber Foundation for Common Progress in conjunction with community partners and volunteers. The Wake Forest Chamber Foundation was one of five recipients in the United States to receive a grant from the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which will fund this year’s program. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation wants to create work-based learning programs to better connect students with local job opportunities and potentially future careers. There will be no cost to the students selected for the program.