If your company plans to hire summer interns, CBIA's Education & Workforce Partnership can help.

Thanks to a grant from the Gawlicki Family Foundation, the partnership can pay for up to 75 interns from the Academy of Engineering & Green Technology in Hartford.

Internships would begin in July and run four to six weeks, with the grant fully funding each student's internship.

Transportation can be a challenge for students so Greater Hartford companies with access to public transportation are best for these internships.

CBIA members can contact Andréa Comer (860.244.1946) for more information.

Real-World Internships

A National Academy Foundation-sponsored Hartford Public School, the Academy of Engineering & Green Technology provides real-world internships for students at member businesses, offers transformative project-based learning experiences, and incorporates ongoing access to businesses through its advisory board.

CBIA staff and member companies, along with community members, parents, students, and faculty at the high-school, college, and university levels, worked to plan and design this small learning community.

Career academies are "schools within schools," autonomous programs organized around career themes and housed within larger school buildings.

These small learning communities nurture supportive, enduring relationships among students, faculty, worksite supervisors, and business professionals.

Students at the academy participate in the YES Academy, a weeklong series of workshops to ensure they are ready for the world of work.

To help ease the transition from school to work, an academy program manager serves as the liaison between the school and businesses, allowing for a seamless internship experience.