River East School-to-Career, Inc. It Works!

River East School-to-Career, Inc. It Works!

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Scholarship for Career Development Application
Please check back in February 2024

RADA Cutlery Fundraiser
Proceeds from the sales support River East programs.

River East School-to-Career, Inc., a business and education partnership, was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in February 2004. The River East School-to-Career Partnership is governed by a twenty member Board of Directors with representatives from our member school districts, postsecondary institutions, and the business community. Member school districts include Belchertown, Hampden-Wilbraham, Longmeadow, Monson, Palmer, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School, Quaboag Regional, Tantasqua Regional, and Ware.

Our mission is to promote K-16 career education and to assist in preparing youth for the demands of the 21st century workplace. The River East School-to-Career Partnership brings together schools, businesses, and organizations to create exciting career exploration opportunities for students.  Our aim is to help students make informed decisions regarding their career and educational goals. In the past five years, over 1,400 students have participated in School-to-Career activities including:

  • Work-Based Learning/Internships
  • Co-op Placementsoutquote
  • Workplace visits
  • Job shadowing
  • Career and College Research
  • Career days
  • Guest speaker programs
  • Work Readiness Workshops

Over the past five years, more than three hundred businesses and organizations supported School-to-Career programs by providing jobs, internships, co-operative education placements, and job shadow experiences for students. They participated in career days, served on advisory boards and curriculum development panels, as well as provided support through sponsorships, fundraising, and in-kind contributions. By providing these experiences, employers are helping students to explore their career interests and develop the skills needed for success in the workplace.