Dallas Superintendent plays up internships during the ongoing pandemic
Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa talked about the value of collegiate classes in high school and especially the pay-off from internships, during a webinar discussing on how to manage education and student career development in a pandemic
More and more Texas school districts are teaching college courses to high schoolers. They can help students rapidly and affordably gain credits toward a career. Internships are big too.
Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa helped beef up collegiate high schools and internships, which offer students invaluable hands-on experience.
He said more than 150 businesses now participate, including American Airlines.
“I was on a call with the Chief information officer of American Airlines,” Hinojosa recalled, “and I got chills when she described that there was this young lady, a Latina, 18 years-old, who was doing an internship at American Airlines. And she solved a huge, complex problem for them in the Dominican Republic, in real time. She was trilingual -English, Spanish, and code.”
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