PC LogoPark Center Senior High students will have opportunities to prepare for future careers through paid internships with local businesses under a new partnership funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Osseo Area Schools will share the $95,000 grant with five other partners, forming one of five pilot programs in the state: TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, BrookLynk, Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, Hopkins Public Schools, and St. Louis Park Public Schools.

Through the Youth Skills Training pilot program, Osseo Area Schools students who are enrolled in designated classes at Park Center can apply for information technology-related internships with local businesses. The number of internships will depend on the availability of business partners.

Information technology interns will gain on-the-job training and experience under a professional supervisor/mentor. They will also receive workplace readiness training and support to help them succeed in the internship and in future jobs.

Students enrolled in Park Center’s designated information technology courses will learn about how to apply for the paid internship program this fall.