Workforce Development Resources in Frisco
Please Take a Minute to Take a Survey
The future workforce is very important to us at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and we would like to share a few opportunities to connect with students.
The Frisco Chamber receives calls from both high school and college students looking for intern opportunities or mentors, and we would like to track our member companies that are interested so that when we do receive a call, we can provide a list to the students. If your business is interested in such an opportunity, please take a moment to click here for a brief survey.
Lewisville ISD has a summer internship program. Employers that are interested in learning more about this program can click here and should respond to the Google form located on that webpage by April 23, 2019.
Please bookmark this page to keep informed regarding opportunities to help develop our future workforce.
Severe Weather Survey
As you know, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce strongly supports higher education and opportunities to work with students. We hope you will take a few moments to participate in a severe weather survey for a federally-funded research collaboration between Austin College and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Please see the information below.
My name is Alison Boehmer and I am a senior at Austin College. I am also a contracted student researcher on a federally-funded collaborative research project between Austin College's esteemed economics professor, Dr. Kevin Simmons, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Under the Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017, H.R. 353, our research is charged with the task of better understanding firm behavior in the face of severe weather, given various warning systems.
Your participation in this survey is vital! Thank you for investing in both your community and the increasingly important realm of weather research. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survey Link: https://www.questionpro.com/t/AOXtRZdzVp
The Frisco Chamber of Commerce works closely with local organizations geared toward workforce development.
Frisco ISD Career & Technical Center (CTE)
FISD/CTE offers 10 Internship programs. CTE is currently selecting internship sites for next school year and would like to invite you to contact Kim Anderson at email@example.com if interested in hosting a student intern.
Internship classes include: Practicum in Marketing (paid internships via after-school employment), Sports Management, Graphic Design, Law, Architecture, Health Science, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Medical Applications
CTE provides students with not only career and academic skills, but soft skills that are needed for the modern workplace, such as critical thinking; communication; teamwork; citizenship, integrity, and ethical leadership; research tools; creativity; and innovation.
FISD/CTE offers 8 dual credit courses and 6 articulated courses.
The FISD/CTE center is serving 4484 students this year and offers programs of study in 20 areas.
Frisco ISD Independent Study & Mentorship Program (ISM)
ISM is an exciting, rigorous, elective offered at Frisco ISD high schools, designed for high-achieving juniors or seniors.
ISM would not be possible without the gracious support of professionals throughout the community. Please consider getting involved in any or all of the following volunteer opportunities. Click HERE for additional information.
Frisco ISD INCubatoredu
In addition, four Frisco ISD high schools are piloting INCubatoredu, an entrepreneurship program that brings learning to life by combining foundational business content with authentic entrepreneurial experience. The program will take students at Centennial, Frisco, Heritage, and Lone Star high schools through the process of turning a business idea into an actual pitch.
Professionals from a variety of backgrounds serve as volunteer coaches and mentors, guiding student teams through the process of developing hypotheses about a business concept, testing those hypotheses and then learning how to adapt and improve their ideas.
The program includes curriculum, resources, and training to support the District’s entrepreneurship course. Although there is a classroom teacher to support all the volunteers, INCubatoredu relies on the willingness of community members to volunteer their time and knowledge to support students throughout the duration of the program.
Entrepreneurs, as well as current and retired business professionals, have the opportunity to share their time and expertise by volunteering in one of four roles. There is a need for volunteers in the following areas: finance, marketing, web/app development, law and more.
Local entrepreneurs and business professionals can obtain more information or apply as volunteers by contacting Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469.633.6864.
If you would like to be added to the Frisco Chamber of Commerce email list for opportunities to work with students, please email Karen Kim.