Business Advisory Council
This council, which meets quarterly, consists of representatives from local businesses and educational institutions who help guide Crooms AoIT toward its mission of providing cutting-edge innovation in teaching and learning through a technology-enriched academic environment.
A signature Business Advisory Council event for our business community to network with our students and faculty. This is a great opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to share career/college information.
It’s your turn to showcase the “WOW” within your organization. Get into IT!
A Business Advisory Council’s fundraising event to support scholarships and special curriculum projects.
Business partners are welcome to work with our classroom instructors and students to provide academic support. Our goal is to develop “real world” experiences that will demonstrate the relevance of our curriculum.
Our partners share industry knowledge to provide information on career awareness and opportunities in the workplace.
Mentors meet one-on-one with students during the school year and act as supportive listeners, role models and personal coaches. They provide guidance, career exploration, academic assistance and advice on personal development.
Mentors are screened and trained in a two-hour workshop and make a one-year commitment to a student.
Speakers are invited to share industry knowledge and expertise by providing information related to their respective fields. Would you be willing to act as a resource for our teachers and students?
One event that we recruit speakers for – Teach In Day in November.
Local businesses are asked to sponsor student-oriented activities by providing in-kind donations or financial support. Sponsorships are always welcome to support our academic clubs in competitive events at regional, state and national levels.
Business Professionals of America is one of our largest clubs. This club provides invaluable experience for students to compete, collaborate, network, and travel.
Business Sponsored Workshops
Workshops allow industry and education to work collaboratively toward common goals by providing an opportunity to share corporate philosophy and corporate culture. Workshops provide technical training for students and staff.
As students research careers, field trips make the classroom experience come alive. Veritas, Convergys, Siemens, Disney, Universal, and other companies have hosted such visits. Our field trips offer students the opportunity to network and explore various workplace environments and expectations. Additional field trip hosts are always needed.
Job Shadowing & Internships
Students participate with local businesses in job shadowing experiences during their junior year and paid internships in their senior year. Consider hosting a job shadowing experience and offer a paid internship position to a student.