The summit will brought together over 300 talented high school students for a day of interactive workshops with experts in the fields of interactive workshops with experts in the fields of medicine, environment, business and the economy, and leadership. The Summit offered students a unique opportunity to represent their high school and the youth of Long Island.
High school students of all learning abilities are growing up on Long Island at a unique time. New careers and skills are needed in this 21st century, and Long Island needs to connect to its future employees. Our students need to learn about the relevance of their education. They need to understand and see opportunities in the “real world” that will help with their decisions after they leave high school. They always ask, “What am I learning and why am I learning this?” Students who are offered more “real life” connections are more motivated while they are in school and more successful afterwards. Our Long Island companies need to connect to these students. They are our investment and success of our business growth and future.
The essence of connections lie in school-business partnerships, a support program that formalizes the relationship between the education and business community. These partnerships are created in local school districts and reach out to the community to develop direct links for students and businesses through job and internship fairs, career and shadow days, and mentoring programs.
The partnerships are made up of local businesses, district parents, educators, administrators and students. Businesses represent all opportunities, including the trades, entrepreneurship, growth industries, and other types of businesses that continue to fuel Long Island’s economy. The growth industries, according to the Long Island Regional Economic Council (LIREC) include: Advanced Manufacturing, Green, Healthcare, Information Technology (IT), and Life Sciences.
During the school semester from September-June, partnerships are created and events are held. The planning and implementation of the events are developed by CEO Works. However, the role of the partnership is to provide feedback, connections, and brainstorming to ensure the relevance of the event and its educational/business value. If a school already has a partnership, programs that enhance and supplement the existing partnership are also available. Programs include:
CEO Works is a program of CEO. All programs are offered to Long Island public schools and first preference will be given to schools that have an existing relationship with Career Employment Options.
If you are a business or a school interested in learning more about this program, please contact