Business and Industry Partners
Learn how you and your organization can get involved with education. Help shape the lives of Houston’s youth and your future workforce by bringing your expertise, providing your leadership, and opening your doors.
Reach HISD students directly by listing your employment opportunities with us.
Host Student Internships
The premiere form of work-based learning is student internships, or a high school practicum course. Practicum courses are offered during a student’s senior year of high school and allow the student to earn school credit while leaving campus to work at a job relevant to his/her career pathway. These internships can be paid or un-paid and must allow the student to work a minimum of ten (10) hours a week.
Provide Field Experiences
The best way to build student interest in your industry is to provide hands on learning of what it means to work for you. Invite a class to find out exactly what you do on a day-to-day basis. Your organization or business can host a tour of your facility where our students can hear firsthand what it takes to work in your field.
Guest Speakers and Other Opportunities to Engage with Students
Can't host at your location? No problem. We invite you to come to a campus to provide talks, demonstrations or activities related to your industry.
Industry representatives are a wonderful compliment to the career classrooms. We invite you to enter the classroom and support learning by help students make connections to your real-world career.
Many district schools, from elementary to high school, offer on campus career and college days. Your company is encouraged to exhibit in an environment that allows for one-on-one conversations with students about career opportunities in your field.
Inquire about serving on the HISD CTE District Advisory Council in order to achieve the goals of improving district career programming and meeting specific local workforce needs.
Houston Independent School District and the Career Readiness department is committed to bolstering our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to graduate students prepared either to enter the workforce directly or to continue their education in a high demand occupational field. Key industry and community leaders have been asked to serve on the HISD CTE District Advisory Council in order to achieve the goals of improving district career programming and meeting specific workforce and community employee needs.
Advisory Council members have an opportunity to collaborate with the district and to provide guidance as Houston ISD educators prepare students for careers with a future in the local workforce.