On Thursday, December 7, 2017, members of the greater Bethesda business community, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington partnered to provide students with the opportunity to explore the world of work by visiting more than 47 workplace sites and shadowing a mentor for the day.
Career Partnership Day helps students prepare for their future by revealing new careers to them and giving them the opportunity to see first-hand the connection between learning and earning, answering the age-old question, "Why do I have to learn this?"
“Career Partnership Day provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in the work field by experiencing a career of interest, getting a snapshot of what the career entails, and seeding the possibility of a future internship/partnership,” said B-CC High School Career Partnership Day Coordinator Roberta Ricci.
“Providing students with a window to the future through unique workplace experiences is critical to inspiring the next generation” said Junior Achievement President and CEO Ed Grenier. “By showing them all that is possible in their future, I think we can give these kids the tools to succeed and realize their own American dream.”
“The Greater Bethesda Chamber is extremely pleased to engage business and education throughout the community through Career Partnership Day. This program and the partnership with Junior Achievement and B-CC High School provides a great value to our business members while giving students an opportunity they may otherwise not have,” said Ginanne M. Italiano, President and CEO, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce.
This year, more than 20 workplaces were available to the 67 students who participated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, including Suburban Hospital, the House Judiciary Committee, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered, Microsoft, and A Wider Circle. For a full list of participating workplaces, click here.
About Junior Achievement of Greater Washington
Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington is committed to building a bridge from the classroom to the future, inspiring the next generations to navigate their path to success, and encouraging visionary goals. JA believes that any path to success in the modern economy is paved by a sound foundation in financial literacy, meaningful workplace experiences, entrepreneurial skills and real role models who can show kids how to harness the vision to excel. From kindergarten through twelfth grade, JA programs utilize experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their boundless potential. Learn more at www.myJA.org.
About The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce works to achieve a thriving Montgomery County and greater Bethesda region by supporting efforts to strengthen economic vitality; improve competitiveness; attract new businesses, residents, and nonprofits while supporting and retaining existing ones; and recognize the business community’s contributions to the quality of life in our County and region. Serving the area for over 91 years, the Chamber number over 600 members and is the oldest, and largest Chamber of Commerce in Montgomery County. Learn more at www.greaterbethesdachamber.org