MINT HILL, NC – The Mint Hill Times published monthly articles for almost a year regarding the opportunities in the trades and in technology that do not require a 4-year college degree. Automotive Technology was featured as a good option for those interested in a career with plenty of jobs and solid training options. It’s also a good option for those who are mechanically oriented and are comfortable with changing technology. Two-year community or technical college programs are available providing opportunities in graphic design and other technology related fields.
Additionally, programs like The Scott Clark Accelertor for Leadership and Education program are available for those who may want to pursue a career in the business world after high school. It gives the students the opportunity to learn about leadership, marketing and graphic design while interning in the SCALE program.
Scott Clark Toyota recently held their third graduation ceremony for high school students who have successfully completed the SCALE internship program. This particular program focuses on assisting students to succeed by providing an immersive internship experience within Scott Clark Toyota for a better understanding of the automotive dealership industry while gaining access to a robust network of relationships within the dealership and learning transferable skill sets in digital, social media, and traditional marketing.
Many of the 19 graduates, who are all high school seniors, will move on to college at UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, University of South Carolina, and other in-state and out-of-state institutions of higher learning. The SCALE program has been instrumental in connecting interns with local businesses to receive additional internships or employment opportunities.
Whether a high school student intends to pursue a trade requiring professional qualifications and certifications or pursue a college degree, there are programs available such as the SCALE program to gain experience and valuable skills in the Charlotte area.
Interested students and parents should contact their high school counselors who may have established relationships within the area business community about the many valuable opportunities available in internship programs being offered.