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Career Pathways:  

Working directly with their deans, students create a four-year plan which provides a roadmap of courses that is revisited throughout high school. Students can enroll in one or more recommended pathway core courses depending on interest areas. Pathways are flexible, not fixed, allowing students to take courses in any area of interest with no restrictions. Some of these courses offer the opportunity to earn free college credit.

  • Automotive
  • Business Management
  • Construction & Solar Technology
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Liberal Arts

Projects and Initiatives:

Cummins Partnership:

Cummins, a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products, has partnered with Mounds View Schools for the past 8 years to provide classroom volunteer, field trips, funding and most importantly summer internships. Mounds View and Irondale High School students participate in a paid, 9 week, high school summer internship in manufacturing, engineering, marketing, and quality control.

Gen Z Manufacturing Summer Internship Program:

Gen Z is an opportunity for employers to connect with high school students, from both Mounds View and Irondale High Schools, who are interested in learning and exploring opportunities in the field of manufacturing.

During the summer of 2021, this cohort of four students will rotate between four area manufacturers, spending four days each week at each site. Four hours each morning will be spent on-site at the manufacturer. Manufacturing partners will commit to hosting four students for just one four-day week.

In addition, students will spend two afternoons a week at one of the high schools working on related skills and OSHA certification.

Career Pathways & Seminar Internship Course: Launching Fall 2021

Mounds View Public Schools is excited to add a high school level internship course aligned with its Career Pathways program. The class is designed to provide students with a short-term, unpaid internship opportunity in a high-demand pathway of interest, including welding, automotive, building trades, manufacturing and engineering.  For more information, please contact: Mindy.Handberg@moundsviewschools.org.

Career Tech Ed Community Advisory Committee:

More than 20 local business and industry representatives serve as experts representing a specific career or industry, advising Mounds View Schools staff in the five different career & technical education programs, including automotive, welding, business, construction & solar technology, engineering & manufacturing and food science.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify issues and topics impacting specific CTE career areas or professions.
  • Identify current or upcoming developments and the impact they may have on the industry.
  • Assist in curriculum review to keep coursework relevant. Ensure the program is aligned with industry needs.
  • Assist in developing and/or providing experiential learning opportunities for staff and students (i.e. job shadows, field trips, internships, professional development for staff).
  • Attend meetings and other school activities as allowed.

Employer Partnerships:

Mounds View Public Schools works with local business and industry in a variety of ways. These partnerships are an important addition for student experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

Here are few examples of business and industry involvement:

  • Classroom presentations by industry experts
  • Student field trips to industry sites
  • Representation on the CTE Advisory Council - meeting 2 times annually
  • Job Shadow opportunities
  • Internship and work experiences
  • Funding for classroom equipment and course materials

If you are interested in partnering with Mounds View Schools, please contact Mindy.Handberg@moundsviewschools.org or 651-621-6094.





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