September 02, 2022
Students get real-world work experience; Part 2
Paid work experiences giving students a leg up
This summer, City Schools students were busy! They gained real-world work experience, explored new fields, and earned money through Youthworks. Earlier this week, we highlighted a few examples of these high-quality, enriching summer apprenticeships - from culinary and coding to fire and EMT training. Here are a few more examples of student experiences this past summer.
Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) Fellows
This summer, 24 students (and future medical professionals!) worked alongside healthcare professionals at hospitals across the city to gain first hand experience in the field. The paid positions gave students experiences such as gaining CPR certification, learning to take patients’ blood pressure, and witnessing complex medical procedures like C-Sections. Partnering hospitals include Good Samaritan Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Facility, and St. Agnes Hospital. Learn more about BACH here.
US Coast Guard Yard - Seagoing Internships
For the seventh year, the US Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay hosted students from New Era Academy’s Seagoing program. The Curtis Bay facility is the only working shipyard on the East Coast and provides repairs and logistical support for the fleet of USCG vessels. Students gained skills in high demand, high-wage trades by working alongside skilled professionals in the electrical and paint shops. The students now have the opportunity upon graduation to apply for employment at the Yard .Eleven former City Schools interns now work at USCG as full time employees.
Like all of our out-of-classroom initiatives, these summer apprenticeship programs ensure that students gain the experiences and skills necessary to identify and successfully pursue the positive futures they envision - whether that be college or career. To learn more about how our Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with a leg up for the future, visit https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/cte.
More Progress Report Stories