Business and Industry Partner Info

photo: student welding in class while teacher observes
"I encourage businesses to get involved in the Schools to Career program and begin reaping the benefits of working with our local youth.” - Gail Nelson, Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

School to Careers Program

Share your knowledge and provide a student with real-world career training. Make a positive impact on students’ lives today and help to build Pendleton’s future workforce. Gain exposure and recognition in the community. 

Get involved:

  • Mentorships - Offer your expertise, support, and advice to a student who is interested in your field in a series of scheduled face-to-face meetings.
  • Job Shadow - Provide students with a look at a “day in the life” of professionals employed by your company or organization.
  • Internship - Host a students for a short term experience (8+ hours over several weeks) that gives a taste of the profession and involves some hands-on assignments.   
  • Service Learning Project - Involve students in a project that builds transferable skills while also filling a needs in our community.
  • Work Site Tours - Offer a group of students a close-up look at the inner workings of your business or organization.
  • Classroom Speaker/Guest Instructor - Bring a lesson, demonstration, or activity to school and share your expertise with students in a classroom setting.

How to get involved:

  • Step 1: Send us your information on the online Interest Form. There is no commitment to provide any opportunities by submitting this information.
  • Step 2: The School to Careers Coordinator will contact you to discuss opportunities that you may be able to provide for students and will guide you through any necessary paperwork. 
  • Step 3: Host a student, give a tour, and/or be a guest instructor.
  • Step 4: Complete a short evaluation and give feedback.

Click here for answers to your FAQs

Check out a sample Work Site Learning Agreement

For more information contact:

Jane Waldher
School to Careers Coordinator
(509) 520-8199
christina.vanderkampatpendleton.k12.or.us (j)anewaldherateobusinesssource.com

Sonia Cooley
PHS Careers Teacher
(541) 966-3829
christina.vanderkampatpendleton.k12.or.us