Wildcat Community Connectors

What Is The Wildcat Community Connectors Program?

The Wildcat Community Connectors (WCC) program is a semester-long, career skills (elective) course and internship program for KHS Juniors and Seniors. See our brochure.

In the program, students meet local business leaders who influence hiring in their companies; learn about educational/training requirements for careers of their interest; and develop job skills that will help them qualify for successful employment opportunities.  Through the skills developed and the contacts they make during this program, KHS students increase their opportunity to be accepted into a post-secondary programs and/or obtain a quality, full-time employment following graduation from high school.

More About The Course

Students have two periods (7th and 8th periods) in their daily class schedule blocked for the KHS class and off-campus, internship experience.  They spend the first two-weeks of the class at KHS learning vital career skills, including participating in mock interviews, drafting cover letters and resumes and learning soft skills while they are matched with local Hardin County businesses.

Students then spend the rest of the semester off-campus at their internship site for a minimum of 60-hours, meeting once a week in the classroom on Mondays, to hear guest speaker presentations about career skills.  During the semester, students complete a capstone project and share their internship experience at the WCC Exposition held at the end of the semester in which KHS students, teachers, WCC mentors, and members from the community are invited to attend.

For more information about the WCC course, please contact: WCC Instructor/ KHS Teacher: Christina Cross at crossc@kentoncityschools.org

Local Leaders And Businesses Needed!

Local leaders and businesses are being recruited to make this program possible for Kenton High School Juniors and Seniors this year by: serving as a mentor for a student, providing students with a tour of your business, and leading training seminars for students. If you or your business is interested in participating in the WCC program, please contact WCC Instructor/ KHS Teacher: Christina Cross at crossc@kentoncityschools.org

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