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Brady Utilizes Independent Learning Directives (BUILD) Mission: To prepare students for the workforce before graduating high school. Vision: To give every Br ady student an opportunity to launch a career and gain work ready skills while still in high school. Why should you partner with BUILD?  No cost labor  Increase in productivity with extra help  Test drive talent  Reduce training costs if students are retained  Get involved in local education  Give back to the community  Promote your business through our program website, materials, and high school building


Partnership Levels You can become a partner at the level or levels that best suit your business. Level 1: Introduce students to different work environments through career days, speakers, and worksite tours. Level 2: Help students explore a specific career through multiple day job shadowing. Level 3: Help teach students wor k ready skills and the industry through an unpaid internship. What we need from you?  Commit to partner with our school to provide students valuable skills.  Supervise students while they shadow or intern with you.  Treat students like employees and hold them to high standards.


Internship Process 1. Student applies online. 2. Student interviews with panel of school teachers and staff members. 3. Student completes boot camp - a series of seminars that cover different workplace skills. 4. Student completes their internship. A minimum of 50 hours are required in either a term (~9 weeks) or a semester (~18 weeks). 5. Student completes their Capstone Presentation. Businesses that hosted intern are invited to attend. Knowledge Student Obtains in Boot Camp  Business Etiquette  Business Mindset  Goal Setting  Harassment Awareness  Workplace Issues  Customer Services and Networking  Coping Skills and Stress Management  Interview Skills  Conflict Resolution  Financial Literacy


Internship Intern Participation Agreement Expectations to be an intern: 1. Complete orientation and boot camp 2. Good school attendance and behavior 3. Ability to make a commitment to the employer 4. Desire to be a part of the program 5. Current enrollment as a Brady student 6. Following school expectations and code of conduct along with Brady’s Four Personal Agreements  Be impeccable with your word  Don't take anything personally  Don't make assumptions  Always do your best Expectations of interns on the job: 1. Follow employer’s expectations 2. Good communication with employer and school 3. Attend as agreed between employer, school, and intern 4. Interns will represent themselves and the school appropriately


Internship Employer Participation Agreement Students are seeking not only real world experience, but also training, guidance and feedback in a learning-oriented environment. The following are guidelines that we expect of employers seeking an intern through the services of the Internship Program: 

An employer (hosting organization) will comply with all federal and state statutes and school policies relating to nondiscrimination, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, creed, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation or preference, gender identity and expressions, age, marital status, or disability.

The majority of the student’s time will be spent on entry-level professional work in the area of interest and strictly clerical work such as answering phones, filing, and stuffing envelopes should be kept to a minimum.

Interns cannot be asked to transport other employees or clients in their personal vehicles.

The student will have access to training, guidance and feedback by an experienced professional in the student’s field. We recommend meeting with your intern every week to review progress, answer questions, and provide feedback.

The student will have a placement for the semester or a period of time set in advance, contingent upon the student’s performance.

Should there be an internship with an employer who has a home office, the internship meetings between employer & student will take place on location and will maintain a business atmosphere, including appropriate business hours, location for performance of duties, and attire.

The employer needs to conduct a frank and honest interview with the student and explain the specific requirements and expectations of the internship experience. Included should be a discussion of what learning opportunities will be afforded the intern, the regular hours of work, expectations of after-hours availability, dress and grooming requirements, and the issue of punctuality, among others. These topics are recommended to be discussed on the first day of the internship.


The employer further must agree to provide a positive internship experience for at least the minimum number of hours corresponding to the student’s credit hours. The student will have the number of hours reported to the supervisor. (Alternate options are available pending approval and agreement between student, employer, and school).

The understanding between Brady High School and your business is that the students will be unpaid, but will receive transcript credit. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will allow an employer not to pay an Intern or Trainee if all of the following conditions listed below are true.

The internship or training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, will be similar to what would be given in a vocational school or academic educational instruction.

The education or training received by the Intern(s) or Trainee(s) from the position will be for the express benefit of the Intern(s) or Trainee(s).

The Intern(s) or Trainee(s) do not displace regular employees, but will work under close observation of the company's employees.

The employer that provides the internship or training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the Intern(s) or Trainee(s), and on occasion the employer’s operations may actually be impeded (such as the time taken to ask and answer questions of the Intern(s) or Trainee(s)).

The Intern(s) or Trainee(s) are not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship or training period.

The employer and the Intern(s) or Trainee(s) understand that the Intern(s) or trainee(s) are not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship or training program. However, if you have other options (i.e. scholarships at the end of their program towards their career) that will support our students please select other option.

As an employer, if you have Brady student on your site, you will be provided with a certificate of insurance.

Click here for the Participation Agreements.


Become a Partner Intake Form

To become a partner click here to fill out the intake form. A BUILD Program Staff Member will reach out to you with further information after you have submitted your intake form. Job Description Businesses participating in Level 3 partnership will need to complete a job description. Click here to for the job description form. Midpoint Internship Evaluation Form Businesses participating in Level 3 partnership and who have been assigned an intern will need to complete an evaluation form after 25 hours. Click here for the form.


Contact Information Brady High School Jefferson County Public Schools 5220 West Ohio Avenue Lakewood CO 80226 Phone: 303-982-6722| Fax: 303-982-6723 bradybuild/home BUILD Director: Shere Walker Office: (303) 982-7998 Call/Text: (720) 277-9410 BUILD Coordinator: Jacqueline Salido BUILD Assistant: Maria Consuelos Office: (303) 982-6482 Text: (402) 882– 6422


Thank you to all our partners who provide our students with valuable learning opportunities!





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