Career Exploration and Job Skills Development Opportunities Provided Through Partnership

Discovery Communications, Miami Dade College (MDC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) today announced a partnership to provide career exploration and job skills development opportunities for MDC and MDCPS students. The partnership, which will include panels, internships, resume development and other programs, is designed to provide critical information on job and career skills and better prepare students to take advantage of available job opportunities in today’s economy.

The initiative kicked off with a series of Career Exploration Panels, at the North Campus of MDC and streamed live to MDCPS middle and high schools. The February 6 panel focused on “Media Careers” and featured Discovery executives and other personnel sharing insights and experiences in the workforce and providing students with information to help guide their career paths. Students learned about the world of work, technical and soft-skills that are required, and hear first-hand about what it takes to pursue a career in the media industry. Panelists represented broadcast operations, digital media, marketing, and programming.

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools has enjoyed a successful partnership with Discovery Education for many years, and we look forward to joining with Discovery Communications and Miami Dade College to further extend this relationship and provide students with exposure to cutting edge careers,” said Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “It's crucial that we prepare today's students for the global workforce, and programs like these will mentor and guide them towards successful careers.”