Student Training—A Big Opportunity, Just Around the Corner
Grade Level 11 Rose Marie Academy student, Master Jayant H. Jain, just landed an opportunity most students would do anything to get—working at a top-notch ice cream shop. Rose Marie Academy has partnered with Emack & Bolio’s Thailand to give Jay a three-month training at their ice cream shop located at Nichada Plaza, right around the corner from the school (map).
As part of a Life Skills course taught by long-time Rose Marie Academy teacher, John Breedlove, Jay spends an hour a day learning the duties of operating the ice cream shop.
Students can gain new skills and professional connections as early as in high school. This helps prepare students for successful employment while companies benefit from increased brand-awareness and identifying talent. Citation1
- Honing people skills—regardless of where the internship takes place, students can take on responsibility, better their cooperation, and learn about customer service.
- Interning is a differentiator—making connections and getting noticed for hard work are among the key benefits of interning.
- Interning motivates students to learn—connecting learning tasks to real-world has been shown to increase skill-retention and build perseverance. Citation2
- Interning helps students refine career goals—whether they love the work or discover the industry may not be right for them, an internship can help inform career plans.
Going beyond thoughts of careers though, this kind of learning is an example of what we do here at Rose Marie Academy. By intentionally bringing multiple disciplines, perspectives, ways of working, and by fostering habits of mind, and community we help our students grow and learn.