Many Northland schools are seeking business partners to implement real world learning experiences in and outside their classrooms.

Businesses and individuals are able to partner to assist schools in the following ways. Explore the following ways to engage with local schools.

Opportunities to Connect Business & Education

Guest Speaking

In person and virtual speaking engagements.

Client Projects

Learners analyze and solve authentic problems, working in collaboration with other learners and professionals from industry.

Job Shadows

Host a student for a day to learn about your business.

Student Internships

Learners perform meaningful job tasks at your worksite or approved location, under the guidance of a qualified supervisor.

Mentor Student Entrepreneurs

Learners identify a compelling social or market problem and mobilize resources to research and solve it.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Provide students with trainings for Industry Recognized Credentials.

Teacher Externships

Host local teachers to learn more about your industry to enhance in classroom activities.

Mock Interviews

Volunteer in-person or virtually to help student practice interviewing skills.


Find opportunities to recruit students to work in your business.

Industry Tours

Provide group tours to students at your business.

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Join us monthly to hear from local experts on workforce and education. Help us host workforce development events to create a stronger Northland economy. Network with Northland leaders to grow your business or strengthen your school partnerships.