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Summer Career Acceleration Program


Pinellas County Schools and the Pinellas Education Foundation are seeking business partners to host student interns in the Summer Career Acceleration Program.

Learn more on Thursday, February 28, 2-3 p.m., Stavros Institute, 12100 Starkey Road, Largo

Quick Facts:

               • Students will work 20 hours per week on the days and times that are needed by the employer.

               • The student intern will be paid by a grant. There is no cost to the employer.

               • The intern must be able to attend industry certification training from either 8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p. m., Monday to Thursday
during the internship.

               • Students interns will begin work on or after May 30, 2019, and conclude by July 18, 2019 (140 hour total).

               • Business owners are responsible for:

                         o Having a single point of contact for communication

                         o Participating in a job placement fair in April

                         o Attending an orientation in May

                         o Reinforcing workplace readiness skills in the workplace

                         o Reinforcing successful completion of the industry certification program

Student Intern Profile:

               • Rising 12th grade student in Pinellas County Schools, 16-18 years old.

               • Students who will likely need to work upon high school graduation who are not currently enrolled in an industry certificate program.


February 28 – Summer Career Acceleration Program Kick Off
March 15 – Business Partner Commitment Deadline
April – Job Placement Fairs (north and south county locations)
May – Student Intern and Employer Orientations (multiple)
June 3- July 18 – Industry Certification Training
July 18 – Internship Ends