Frequently Asked Questions
- What sort of skills do students learn through Career Development?The technical term is foundational skills — that is, communicate effectively, commit to the job, learn new tasks, leadership skills, and positive work ethics. In addition, these students develop practical skills for a specific vocation.
- What is the community service aspect of Career Development?All TIF programs require that students have “skin in the game” by performing community service. This is all part of TIF’s empowerment model for student growth. We introduce and provide opportunities for a range of Community service opportunities. These students are genuinely enthusiastic about giving back and engaging with their community as a participant, not a recipient.
- How are donations to Career Development used?Financial support is used to fund the career development and educational readiness through workshops, career panels, college and technical tours that provide productive activities for the students, such as leadership training programs.
- How can I get involved?Our Career Development volunteers serve a range of functions. While some serve on advisory boards to help with career panels and career clusters other volunteers help with mentoring, facilitate field trips, work experiences and assist with employ ability skill training. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 430-9122.
- Career Development programs serves 86 high school students.
- This year, 22 students participated in the Heavy Equipment Mechanics (HEM) program.
- Our Career Development program has a 100% high school graduation rate among our students.
- Students participating in the ACT summer academy program boasted average gains of 24%
- TIF’s Vocational Success Students Make a Difference in Immokalee
- HEM Graduation
- Hertz hosts students from The Immokalee Foundation, donates more than 100 school-ready backpacks
- Area professionals provide valuable support to The Immokalee Foundation students