What is Career Accelerator?

Career Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Wake County Public School System, is designed for rising 10th –12th grade WCPSS students. The program seeks to engage students in a deeper understanding and development of workforce readiness, helping students better know themselves and how their current high school trajectory is helping them prepare for the workforce and post-secondary careers. 


During the program students rotate between Business 101 instruction: networking, interviewing skills, composing cover letters and CVs, and high-capacity half-day business immersion experiences on-site at workplaces across Wake County. Students can self-identify top business industry sectors they are most interested in engaging with and are then offered immersions with businesses in those areas of interest. By the end of the program, students will walk away with a digital portfolio that will include: a basic resume, basic cover letter template, and certification(s) and micro-credential(s) identified as “industry-ready,” as outlined by the district. 


Career Accelerator runs July 8-12, 2024 this year.

Participating Businesses
Participating Students
Micro-Credentials Completed

Business Immersion Highlight

Interested in being a participating business in Career Accelerator? Please contact dprice@wakeed.org

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