CAST Schools are partnership schools, co-created by industry, civic leaders, and other external partners, who participate in decisions about curriculum, budget and school governance. In addition to their critical role in the school design, our partners provide mentorship, real-world work experiences, internships, and job opportunities, shaping the career readiness of students and helping them seamlessly transition into college or the workforce while nurturing a homegrown and committed source of talent.
How can you or your organization get involved?
CAST believes in working closely with partners to co-create a school environment that gives students the opportunity to test-drive their careers and opens their eyes to the larger world. Students will learn from industry partners and gain real-world experiences through:
extracurricular study groups
summer enrichment programs
volunteer experiences, and clinical and research opportunities
What are the benefits for partners?
We believe our community partners play a special role in a student’s life, increasing their confidence and helping them feel better prepared for their futures. All partners will:
receive recognition across website and social media platforms, as well as media mentions
get the opportunity to align workforce and higher education needs to mold future leaders better connect your staff with the next generation, building community connection and buy-in
The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Network is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. CAST Schools are partnership schools with a focus on STEM careers, project based learning and work-based learning. Key partners include public school districts, higher education institutions, and local employers from target industries.