CAPS Showcase

First TriDistrict Careers Course Students Present on Their Experiences
Posted on 05/31/2019
A Healthcare Careers and Medicine students explains what she learned during the course.Simley High School introduced its TriDistrict careers courses, Healthcare Careers and Medicine and Transportation Business and Technologies, in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year. The courses were modeled after the nationwide CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program, which gives students hands-on experience in different career fields alongside professionals. This spring, the program's first classes reflected on their learning at a CAPS Showcase hosted by the TriDistrict schools: Simley, Henry Sibley High School, and South St. Paul Secondary.

Students put together presentations to give visitors an idea of what they learned in class and during their spring internships. Many healthcare students worked in hospitals while many transportation students worked in local garages. They brought back stories about their work in the class and talked about their next steps and goals after getting hands-on experience in the field.