Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting featured two presentations on programs the school system is implementing to focus on student career readiness.
The first presentation was on the Calvert County Public Schools mentorship and internship program. It was given by Calvert Career and Technology Academy Principal Mark Wilding, Supervisor of Secondary Science, STEM and Science Expo Yovonda Kolo and Assistant Director of Human Resources Victoria Karol.
Karol explained that high school seniors are selected for mentorships based on a GPA of at least 88 percent, participation in at least two advanced placement courses, talent in a certain area and teacher recommendations.
She said some current mentorship programs are in the areas of accounting, nursing, interior design, medicine and law.