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    WCSD Signature Academy and Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs add value to the high school experience and prepare students for success!  These programs provide a rigorous, stimulating curriculum that engages and motivates students; provide opportunities for students to acquire and practice 21st century skills; and prepare students for success in college, high-skill careers, and life.

    For information on Signature Academies and the application process, CLICK HERE

    Group Internships:

    Group internships are organized by career field, facilitated by a teacher with knowledge of the industry and focus on understanding the range of career opportunities available in the field.  Groups of 8-24 students visit a variety of industry sites, engage in projects associated with the career field, and gain an understanding of the knowledge, skills and education needed for specific pathways within the field.

    To earn credit, students must attend orientation, all scheduled classes, meet specific learning outcomes, complete assignments, and participate in a final project presentation.

    Group internships start the second week of each semester and end the week prior to finals.

    Application Window

    September 15, 2022 - November 15, 2022 

    Entrepreneurial ThinkingKUNR, Exploring Media CentersRenown Exploring Medical CareersExploring STEM Careers

    How to Apply for an Internship

    Email Kathie Smith of the WCSD Signature Academies and CTE Department at kksmith@washoeschools.net

    Please type 'APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP' in the SUBJECT line, then include your name, school, grade level, and your internship preference (Entrepreneurship, KUNR, Renown, STEM). You will receive a response indicating the next steps to complete in order to participate.


    CTE College Credit Program for High School Students:

    TMCC CTE College Credit Program will save you time and money towards your college degree just by completing your high school courses and passing a skills assessment.  It's easy, and there are over 70 CTE programs offered in high schools, enabling you to explore various career pathways while you complete your high school education.  To learn more about CTE Credit while attending High School, Click HERE



    After High School Options:


    Applied Technologies

    If you are interested in a career that requires you to work with your hands, think on your feet, problem-solve, troubleshoot, and craft creative, innovative and lasting solutions.  TMCC's Applied Technologies Department offers you the in-depth training you will need to do exactly that. Whether your calling is to become an architect, an automotive or diesel mechanic, to repair HVAC/R units, or machine or weld, these programs offer you real-time, hands-on training that will prepare you for a career in these high-demand and high-demand and high-wage industries.

    In addition to in-house technical training that results in a certificate or degree, TMCC's Applied Technologies department also offers apprenticeship opportunities so you can earn while you learn, thanks to partnerships with Nevada's Apprenticeship Project.  Students who select this pathway can earn a certificate or degree while working toward earning a journeyman's card.

    Applied Technologies offers single classes, a one-semester certificate or even a two-year degree. 

    For more information about this program, click HERE.  or Contact TMCC Pennington Applied Technology Center at 475 Edison Way.


    Job Corps

    Job Corps is the largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24.  We connect you with the skills and education you need to get the career you want!  You can enroll, complete orientation and the career preparation courses you need for your training all online.  Then join us on campus to get the hands on experience you need for a successful career.

    For more information or to enroll, click HERE



    BuildNV is a combined effort of Nevada organizations to collaborate, rather than compete, to develop a thriving construction workforce pipeline within the state. Because of Nevada's fast-paced growth, the construction industry is quickly becoming the largest employer in our state.  With so many different fields, such as Architect, Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Roofers, Sheet Metal, Electricians, Iron/Steel Workers,etc., your opportunities are limitless!  Plus you can receive degrees, diplomas or certifications in all aspects of the construction industry.

    For more information about BuildNV, click HERE


    NNACA - Northern Nevada Apprenticeship Coordinators' Association

    The Northern Nevada Apprenticeship coordinators Association is your gateway to paid apprenticeship training in the in-demand, high-paying fields of advanced construction, engineering, and high-tech trades.  Good wages and full benefits begin on day 1 of their apprenticeship programs, which include: Construction Craft Laborers, Electricians, Ironworkers, NV Energy, Plumbers and Sheet Metal Workers just to name a few.

    For more information about NNACA, click HERE