Helping school Students

Workforce Development

Workforce development for high school students is crucial for preparing them for future careers and
helping them acquire the skills necessary for success in the workforce. Please checkout our ace app.

A.C.E Program

The Academic and Career Empowerment (ACE)Program is designed to prepare African American and other minority students for career and employment opportunities. Our target population is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) 9th to 12th grade students within the Fox Valley Area of Northeast Wisconsin. A segment of our target population includes immigrants and refugees.

 

Workforce development for high school students is crucial for preparing them for future careers and helping them acquire the skills necessary for success in the workforce. Here are some strategies and considerations for effective workforce development for high school students:

A.C.E Program

The Academic and Career Empowerment (ACE)Program is designed to prepare African American and other minority students for career and employment opportunities. Our target population is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) 9th to 12th grade students within the Fox Valley Area of Northeast Wisconsin. A segment of our target population includes immigrants and refugees.

 

Workforce development for high school students is crucial for preparing them for future careers and helping them acquire the skills necessary for success in the workforce. Here are some strategies and considerations for effective workforce development for high school students:

A.C.E Program

The Academic and Career Empowerment (ACE)Program is designed to prepare African American and other minority students for career and employment opportunities. Our target population is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) 9th to 12th grade students within the Fox Valley Area of Northeast Wisconsin. A segment of our target population includes immigrants and refugees.

 

Workforce development for high school students is crucial for preparing them for future careers and helping them acquire the skills necessary for success in the workforce. Here are some strategies and considerations for effective workforce development for high school students:

A.C.E Program

The Academic and Career Empowerment (ACE)Program is designed to prepare African American and other minority students for career and employment opportunities. Our target population is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) 9th to 12th grade students within the Fox Valley Area of Northeast Wisconsin. A segment of our target population includes immigrants and refugees.

 

Workforce development for high school students is crucial for preparing them for future careers and helping them acquire the skills necessary for success in the workforce. Here are some strategies and considerations for effective workforce development for high school students:

PCI Partners with Many School Districts! Thank You for Being so Supportive!

School Districts

  • Appleton
  • Oshkosh
  • Menasha
  • Kaukauna

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Aivor Story - Starting a Business

Aivor is a high school junior who has already started two new business ventures. One is a young entrepreneur’s organization called Vital, while the other is a clothing brand. Aivor initially wanted to get into business while young but was concerned nobody would take him seriously. He learned to increase his confidence and grow his business through PCI career workshops when he attended his first PCI Academic Career Empowerment program.

While at the program, he met with professionals through PCI who helped him learn to build his business, and he is now running programs through Vital and enjoying increased sales with his clothing brand. Aivor would have had a more challenging time achieving this goal without the professional help provided by PCI and the ACE program.

Pointters is still mentoring Aivor for his future planning.

Academic and Career Empowerment (ACE)

We integrate skills development into the curriculum, including hard and soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. We also offer workshops or courses that teach practical skills relevant to various professions.

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What WE DO

Pointters creates pathways for professional growth and economic stability while prioritizing our community’s mental and emotional health. We serve passionately to create healthier and more equitable economic opportunity systems in black communities. We lead by example with our strategic programs.

Mentoring

Mentoring high school students is a rewarding experience! PCI provides guidance and support during this crucial time by helping students discover their interests, explore different career paths, and provide information about various industries and professions.

Internships and Job Shadowing

We facilitate opportunities for internships, job shadowing, or apprenticeships to give students hands-on experience in different industries.We partner with local businesses and organizations to create meaningful internship programs.

STEM Education

We emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to prepare students for careers in these high-demand fields. PCI collaborates with STEM professionals and organizations like Microsoft to provide students with real-world insights and experiences.

Entrepreneurship Education

We offer entrepreneurship workshops to foster creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial mindset among students. We partner with colleges and universities to provide infrastructure to support the program.Students are encouraged to develop and implement their own business ideas through programs or competitions.

College and Career Readiness Programs

PCI implements college and career readiness programs, including assistance with college applications and scholarship opportunities.

Technology Integration

We incorporate technology and innovation activities into the program to ensure students are familiar with digital tools and platforms commonly used in the workplace. Programs like cybersecurity, software and hardware management, We offer coding and computer science hands-on workshops to enhance digital literacy.

Career and Job Fairs

As part of the programs we offer career and job fairs to expose students to a wide range of career and employment possibilities. We foster connections between students and professionals to provide networking opportunities.

Financial Literacy

Program offerings include financial literacy education to help students understand budgeting, saving, investing, and other financial aspects relevant to their future careers.

Job Placement for African Americans & Refugees

We conduct minority adult job placement programs. Adults often come to Pointters as walk-ins looking for assistance, and we typically serve anywhere from 20 to 40 adults each week. Our adult workforce development services include an intake interview followed by individualized support with resume building, interview preparation, application completion, and one-on-one mentoring. At least 40% of our clients who interview receive job offers.

Job placement programs for minority adults are growing monthly, with more refugees and immigrants seeking job-related assistance.

Testimonials

Thanks to OT and the team for their support with my employment. Pointters team are good people, and they are ready to work

Archie C

Thank you, Pointters Community Initiatives, for helping me with my resume

Modupe Akinpelu

Pointters has been supporting me with counseling- I appreciate the team there…

Latrina A

Pointters provides mentoring for me in my career. They are very dependable