Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mount Airy High School internship program has continued on this school year, with approximately 30 participants this semester.
“In the process of evaluating how internships would work given COVID-19 restrictions, staff worked with students to develop resumes, cover-letters, employment research, career and college resources, Xello assessments and other activities to help students identify their skills and employment interests,” the school system said in a written statement about the program. “These additional deliverables allowed an honors course to also be developed.
“We cannot thank the business community enough for continuing to provide meaningful opportunities for students,” said Catrina Alexander, career development coordinator. “It is our hope that interns cultivate valuable relationships within the community that will help develop the workforce and leadership of the future. It takes all of us working together to help retain, support and develop local talent…We expect that we will have at least the same amount, if not more, participants next semester.“