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Greater Twin Cities United Way partners with District 191 to provide career experiences for students

Thanks to a grant from The Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) totaling $25,000, a pilot group of 15 Burnsville High School students were able to participate and earn money in a four-week Summer Internship and Sustainability program.

This partnership with GTCUW provides students with relevant work exposure and experiences, a core tenet of the District 191 Pathways model at the high school level.

Greater Twin Cities United Way grant spotlights manufacturing careers

A grant from the Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) totaling $10,000 is intended to expose Burnsville High School students to careers in manufacturing. 

Sourced through GTCUW by a local manufacturer, District 191 will use the grant to support a variety of initiatives. Some of the ways the district hopes to spotlight manufacturing careers include:

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses

BHS students gain workplace skills in course taught by local business leaders

Employers commonly say that young people coming out of high school or even college aren’t ready for the workplace.

That’s why Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has joined with the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, Burnsville Promise and the Greater Twin Cities United Way to provide a five-week workplace readiness class for students at Burnsville High School. The goal is to set students on a path for workplace success.