2022-23 TriDistrict CAPS Showcase
After completing their internships, students in the TriDistrict Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program presented at the TriDistrict CAPS Spring Showcase. South St. Paul High School, Simley High School, and Two Rivers High School students presented about their experiences in class and in the field to the teachers, administrators, family members, local professionals, and post-secondary staff who attended.
The TriDistrict CAPS classes – Business and Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and IT, Healthcare, and Transportation and Skilled Trades – are open to all incoming juniors and seniors. Students took classes that fit with their future goals and classes that gave them brand-new experiences.
Students held internships at hospitals, marketing firms, animal clinics, automotive repair shops, and many other local businesses that gave them a first-hand look at daily responsibilities. While the TriDistrict CAPS experiences reinforced some students’ career aspirations, other students discovered that certain careers weren’t for them.
“I was deciding between electrical engineering and computer science, and because of my experiences with one of the classes, I was able to cross computer science off my list,” South St. Paul High School Junior/TriDistrict CAPS Computer Science and IT student Tyler Schneider said, “Even if I didn’t enjoy it the way I thought I would, now I know that, when I’m going into college, that’s not something I should pursue.”
Students completed their classes with professional experience that will give them an advantage as they enter the workforce. They also gained an understanding of what they want for their future, using their experiences in the risk-free TriDistrict CAPS classes to inform their decisions about college and career.
To learn more about the TriDistrict CAPS program, visit www.careercollegeready.org. South St. Paul, Simley, and Two Rivers juniors and seniors can also talk to their counselors about enrolling.
Local employers, TriDistrict CAPS is always looking for more business partners to influence and help teach the next generation of employees. Visit www.careercollegeready.org or contact TriDistrict CAPS Director Ben Kusch at firstname.lastname@example.org.