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Intern partnerships help students and employers for a more vibrant economy

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Check out the opinion letter written by Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri that was published in today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

The problems besetting Pittsburgh’s educational system are not particular to the region, but one important solution might be: Pittsburgh’s history of unusually robust partnership across public and private sectors. This asset equips Pittsburgh to take advantage of a partnership model that has been implemented fruitfully in hundreds of U.S. high schools: a program in which students spend one day a week interning at a company or nonprofit, learning real-world workplace skills and cultivating relationships with community decision-makers.

In the Pittsburgh region, this model can be seen in action at private high school Holy Family Academy, where internship partners also contribute to financial aid for students from low-income families.

Read the entire letter HERE.