School/Business Partnership Opportunity

School/Business Partnership Opportunity

For the 2016-17 school year, the Clear Lake High School, working in a partnership with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is beginning an exciting new adventure to help our students and teachers.  The goals of this new endeavor are simple: To increase the awareness of great job opportunities available in North Iowa and to inform students about what our local businesses have to offer. It is our hope to have all High School classrooms sponsored by a local business or industry.

If your business would like to be part of this new sponsorship program with one of the high school classrooms, we only ask the following from you:

  1. You come to visit the school and classroom once per semester (twice during the entire school year), to see what our classrooms and great teaching are doing;
  2. Allow the teacher to come visit you on an in-service day to observe and learn about your business and the skills needed for its employees;
  3. Provide for a possible field trip to expose the students to your business, products or services, and what it has to offer to the Clear Lake community;
  4. Be open to what other type of opportunities that could evolve from your partnership.

The best part of this sponsorship is that there is NO financial requirement for your participation. This will be strictly a LEARNING opportunity for our young people about the many businesses, jobs, products, and services our community has to offer. We hope this a true lifelong learning partnership!

Your participation is vital to make this new sponsorship venture a true success. Please call Tim Coffey, 641-357-2159,, by October 14th to join this new program or return the enclosed response form. We will have an orientation meeting prior to the start of this program later this fall. We ask that you join by October 14th so we can make the classroom assignments prior to our orientation meeting.

Please let Tim know if you have any questions or comments. We are thrilled to begin this unique expanded partnership with our students, and hope you will share in our passion to be great supporters of our future workforce!

Participating Businesses (as of 10/13/16)
American Solutions for Business
Athletico Physical Therapy
Bergland + Cram
Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company
Clear Lake Police Department
CL Tel
Cookies, etc.
Farmers State Bank
First Citizens Bank
First Gabrielson Agency
MBT Bank
McDonald's, Courtesy Corporation
McKesson Corporation
McQuaid Agency
North Iowa Area Community College
North Iowa Area Small Business Development Center/JPEC
North Iowa Music Arts & Pageantry
Oakwood Care Center
Optimum Health Chiropractic
Stephany Insurance
Surf Ballroom & Museum
Thrivent Financial
Titan Pro
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel

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