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Union Public Schools’ Career Connect program – and our amazing students – may be the answer. We are interested in growing the workforce pipeline in high-demand fields by matching Tulsa-area companies and non-profits with high school students who are exploring career options. In exchange for offering internships, training, or community service opportunities, your organization benefits from:

  • enhanced community presence and industry familiarity;
  • a pool of prospective employees who have been pre-qualified;
  • an improved corporate culture with more engaged employees;
  • a mechanism to continuously improve training; and
  • the best feeling in the world . . . knowing you have made a difference in the life of a student!

 

Career Connect

Here's your chance to make a difference!

Career ConnectUnion is looking for partners across a variety of industries and interest areas, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Construction
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood
  • Future Educators
  • Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Manufacturing
  • Sports/Community
  • Medicine
  • Sports Marketing and
  • Promotion; and
  • Others (insert yourindustry here!)

Career Connect

About Career Connect

Career Connect is designed to give juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn through real-world experience. Union High School students enroll in an elective class and are placed in career internships or community service roles tailored to their particular interests. The program allows students to explore potential careers before graduation, helping them to make more informed decisions about their future.

Our students also have the opportunity to earn college credit and technical certifications (depending upon their area of interest) while still in high school. Paid internships and summer jobs are available in some programs.* After graduation, many students will attend college or seek other specialized career training. A number of Union students have successfully transitioned to full-time employment with Career Connect partners.

*Career Connect partners are not required to pay student interns, but it is an option.

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Industry Partner Requirements Career Connect

  • Sign and return a memorandum of understanding with Union Public Schools.
  • Complete Junior Achievement forms Volunteer Conduct Standards and Job Shadow/Consultant Agreement (to be eligible for a $1 million liability insurance policy, at no cost to the partner).
  • Host students at your location or job site.
  • Provide clear expectations and meaningful roles for students when they arrive.
  • Record attendance daily or weekly using an online program.
  • Report any problems, questions, or concerns to the program director (i.e., accidents or injuries, discipline issues, etc.).
  • Ensure students have personal protective equipment if needed.

Note: Use of an image or likeness of students on social media or allowing the news media access to students without permission from Union Public Schools is strictly prohibited.

 

Union's Commitment to Partners

A Union Career Connect counselor will:

  • make site visits to check on students
  • facilitate student assignments and choice of industry partners
  • clearly communicate students’ performance expectations on days school is in session and verify attendance
  • provide opportunities for students to reflect on their activities and assign grades
  • monitor attendance and performance of students; and
  • be the liaison between the school and industry partner

Career Connect

Coronavirus Updates

Free Drive-Thru Meals for Children

Union Schools is offering FREE drive-thru meal pick-ups at three locations. Details

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Last Day of School is May 22

Friday, May 22 will be the last day of school for the 2019-20 year. Additional time will be added to the school day for students in grades 6-8 beginning Monday, March 23, and continue through the end of the school year.

“Due to two days of school that were cancelled due to inclement weather, the district calendar had to be adjusted to meet the minimum state requirement of 1,080 hours of instruction,” Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler said. “We wanted to adjust the calendar so students don’t have to come back after Memorial Day.

Modifications to the school schedule will be made as follows:

  1. Add one day at the end of the year, with Friday, May 22, being the last day of school;
  2. Elementary schools:  No change to the schedule. They have enough school hours to meet the required 1,080 hours.
  3. 6th & 7th Grade Center:  4 minutes added to the end of the school day effective Monday, March 23 (the day after spring break). 
  4. 8th Grade Center:  2 minutes added to the end of each day after March 23.
  5. Union High School Freshman Academy:  No change to current times.
  6. Union High School:  Friday, April 10 will be a “virtual day,” with students working on assignments from home.  

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Union Public Schools
8506 E. 61st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133
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