Five Fort Wayne Community Schools students enrolled in the Career Academy Automotive Program signed their internship contracts today at Tom Kelley Buick GMC.
The students applied and interviewed for internships in November. They signed their contracts, which included details including job description and pay plan, during a ceremony at the dealer, where they will be completing their internships.
Principal of the Career Academy Jesse Webb said one of the primary goals of the Academy is to get older students assigned to internships in the area. The schools are partnering with businesses in the area to help place students.
“And our hope is who they work for after an internship, will hire them after they graduate,” he said.
Webb said he thinks the Career Academy is one of Fort Wayne’s best kept secrets, and hopes more students will take advantage of the programs the Academy offers. He said Fort Wayne Schools understand not all students are interested in pursuing college degrees. Webb also said the internships aim to help the community by placing students in trade internships that have a high need for workers.
Internships through the Career Academy are also available in the Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Welding programs.