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SOURCE The Mentor Foundation
High School Students complete Repurpose Project for the GenOn Power Plant
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mentor Foundation USA, in partnership with Skanska and T.C. Williams High School of Alexandria, Virginia, will present the final projects for the School to Skanska Authentic Career Experience.
High school Students have been engaged with Skanska, a leading pre-construction and construction service provider, in a development activity. By working in teams, they have had the opportunity to design and repurpose the former GenOn power plant space on the Alexandria waterfront. Through this authentic career experience, the students were able to learn, hands on, many professions that exist within Skanska and will present their final projects.
Alexandria Mayor, William D. Euille
Authentic Career Experiences are customized experiential learning opportunities that connect corporations and high school students. The School to Skanska Authentic Career Experience gave the students additional insight into the daily operations of a construction and development company, while sharpening their workforce development skills. As a result of this experience provided by Mentor Foundation USA, Tori Bossa, a 12th grader from TC Williams is now a part-time employee of Skanska.
About the Mentor Foundation USA. The Mentor Foundation USA mission is to prevent drug abuse and promote health and well-being among children and youth in the United States. Mentor USA offers programs that combine the best of international and U.S. prevention efforts. Mentor USA's approach is to bring the business community together with schools and offer prevention initiatives to youth through different programs. The Mentor Foundation was founded in 1994 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).
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