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College and Career Readiness

Career Readiness Partnerships

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

City Schools aims to ensure that all students have a work-based learning experience and that our high school students engage in robust hands-on opportunities to prepare them for their post-secondary pathways while building their professional networks.

Become a City Schools Career Readiness partner and ambassador by participating in one or more of the opportunities below and sharing it with your network.

For more information, and to learn about additional partnership opportunities, contact Adenike Akintilo at

Pathway Advisory Committee (PAC)
Join one of our ten Career Technical Education (CTE) PACs and help Advise, Assist, and Advocate in improving the rigorousness of City Schools CTE programming, certification obtainment for students, work experience opportunities, and alignment to the demands and needs of the respective industries.

Career Readiness Fridays (K-8; 9-12)
Second Fridays of the Month
Career Readiness Friday's are virtual opportunities for students in K-8 to get a tour or day in the life of your career; and for our 9-12th grade students to learn about your career journey, the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for that career, and connections to the profession.

Mock Interview Day (9-12)
April 1, 2022
This two-hour event begins with a panel presentation and Q&A on preparing and acing an interview. It is followed by group or 1:1 interview sessions for students in 9-12th grade to practice and build confidence in an interview.

Great opportunity for HR teams and companies looking for a group volunteer event.

Exploration Fair: Careers, Internship, Apprenticeship and Resume Clinic (8-12)
March 2

Designed for students to connect with industry and professionals from around the region, plus learn about and apply for YouthWorks opportunities as well as other internships, youth and adult apprenticeship programs.

“Take Your Mentee to Work” Day (8 and 10)
April 28, 2022
In celebration of the national “Take Your Child to Work” day, City Schools will partner with companies in the Baltimore region to ensure that every 8th and 10th-grade student has an opportunity to participate in this national event and accompany a professional mentor to work and learn about their career and company first-hand.

2022 Baltimore City Mayor’s High School Job Fair (12)
April 29, 2022
Looking for talent, then this event is for you. The hiring event features employers, training providers, and apprenticeship programs recruiting graduating seniors not intending to attend college in the Fall or, intending to attend college part-time.

Customized Work-Based Learning

Below are in-depth work-based learning experiences that City Schools works with employers like you and your team to develop, execute, and evaluate. Contact Adenike at to schedule a planning meeting.

Company Tours (8-12)
Plan a site visit, virtually or in-person to your company for students to learn first-hand about your customers, product, and culture.

Job Shadowing (8-12)
A short term on the job training opportunity for students to gain a deeper insight into one or more careers within your organization and the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in those careers.

Industry-Sponsored Projects (10-12)
Industry-sponsored projects are high-quality educational opportunities for our students. Next to an internship, working with an industry sponsor on a project is perhaps the finest opportunity to experience high-level critique and interaction that a student can have in being part of a team of peers and professionals to solve real-world business challenges with 21st century tools and skills.

Internships (11-12)
Becoming an internship site and provider is a high-value opportunity for both employers and students. It provides employers short-term talent with a long-term impact.

At City Schools, our seniors enrolled in the work-based learning course can participate in internship opportunities their Spring semester before graduation.

City Schools partners with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development for summer internship opportunities, and we work independently with organizations to build and help manage internship programs for City Schools juniors and seniors.

Contact us to receive more information on hosting a graduating senior during Spring semester internships or more information on becoming an internship site.

Apprenticeship Maryland: Youth Apprenticeships (11-12)
Youth apprenticeship is good for business. Becoming an apprenticeship site has many rewards, and with the support of City Schools, rather easy to launch. Youth apprenticeships:

  • Build your workforce.
  • Connect to the talent of the future.
  • Contribute to your bottom line.
  • Plan for employee succession.

To learn more and begin the process of becoming an apprenticeship site, contact us.

Mentoring/Professional Coach (9, 10-12)
City Schools goal is that every 9
th grade student has a caring adult to support their pivotal year and transition into high school. We are also working with community partners and organizations to match our students in 10th-12th grade to a professional coach that foster professional social networks and postsecondary transition, persistence, and success.

To learn more and get involved, contact Danielle Byerson at

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