FCMA Students Get to Work

Four Corners Montessori Academy middle school students in Madison Heights got a taste of professional life by participating in last week’s weeklong internship program!

FCMA collaborated with businesses, organizations, schools, and local district courts to provide opportunities for 7th and 8th grade students who job shadowed at FCMA or at local businesses in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

These one-week, unpaid internships are an integral part of FCMA’s Career Development Program. In preparation for internships, students learned how to create professional résumés and cover letters, effective communication skills, and interview techniques through business professionals. Students then contacted potential employers to secure internships. Businesses who partnered with FCMA to mentor 8th grade students include: Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, District Courts in Royal Oak and Warren, Department of Natural Resources, Northeast Auto Service, CEC Engineering Controls Company, Commercial Financial Management, Leon and Lulu, Green Garden Child Development Center, The Coffee Shop, Fresh Approach Market, Kensington Church, Highest Honor, Walled Lake Veterinary Clinic, Anchor Bay High School, Lamphere High School, Active Care Home Care Agency, Wilkinson Middle School, Green Garage and The Coffee Shop. Seventh graders worked onsite, within the classrooms and offices of FCMA.

Continued success in a constantly changing global market demands planning for the future and right now our future employees, employers, and customers are sitting in a classroom. The goal of FCMA’s hands-on program is to expand students’ knowledge about the business world, inspiring them to become career-focused as they begin making college and career path decisions!

Check out this awesome video put together by Mr. Kaltz.