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The Immokalee Foundation is actively seeking local business partners for its recently launched, groundbreaking programming supporting “Professional Careers in The New Economy.”

The programming introduces students to career pathways that lead to employment in high-demand jobs in Southwest Florida that may require professional certifications and credentials, in addition to those that require two- and four-year college degrees. The four general pathways include Engineering and Construction Management; Healthcare; Business Management; and Education and Human Services.

Currently, the foundation is seeking summer internships with area businesses that provide students with real-world experience in their chosen careers and help them develop professional skills and knowledge. Partner companies also are needed to provide speakers for career panels and to consider Immokalee Foundation students for career days, job shadowing, and employment.

“Numerous Southwest Florida businesses have welcomed our students over the years, and we are excited to expand those opportunities through new partnerships,” said Noemi Perez, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation. “Our students are highly motivated to learn from employers about careers that lead to financial independence, with a focus on the career pathways identified as high-demand jobs in Southwest Florida.”

Businesses with summer internships and other career development opportunities are encouraged to contact The Immokalee Foundation at 239-430-9122.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, becoming a mentor, its signature events, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit

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