Hundreds of scholars graduate from Long Beach schools every year, and once they do, many are on the hunt for jobs.
However graduates of Cal State Lengthy Seaside and Metropolis School will quickly have assist discovering jobs due to two separate packages, introduced this week, that may join native companies to Lengthy Seaside alums for employment alternatives.
First, the Long Beach College Promise — a coalition of Lengthy Seaside’s instructional establishments and the town — formally introduced on Wednesday, April 24, the launch of Profession to School, a pilot program that may present precedence employment to Cal State Lengthy Seaside and Metropolis School graduates at choose firms. 5 native employers — together with Dignity Well being and Renaissance Lodge — have signed on to attach with about 110 latest graduates this summer season, officers say.
The School Promise additionally ensures Lengthy Seaside Unified College District seniors entry to Cal State Lengthy Seaside in the event that they meet necessities, and entry to City College with two years free tuition.
The aim of this program, nonetheless, is to supply a win-win for each college students and employers, mentioned Marcelle Epley, president and CEO of the Lengthy Seaside Neighborhood Basis.
“There are plenty of employers always on the lookout for native expertise and staff, however might not have the ability to discover them simply,” she mentioned. “There are folks on this neighborhood with a wealth of data and expertise, however have a tough time getting their shoe within the door.”
Metropolis School, in the meantime, additionally kicked off an analogous initiative this week — although particularly for its college students. The faculty unveiled Tuesday, April 23, the Middle for Neighborhood and Business Partnerships, a scholar useful resource for scholarships, internships and connections to greater than 50 employers who say they’ll rent Metropolis School…