I was very excited when I began my CTE Internship at the Smithfield City Library. The skills I learned will help me in the future, and I have become a better student and person.
One of my favorite things about my internship was watching the children look for a new and exciting book to check out and take home. Working in the children’s section was such a joy. There are bean bags, fun chairs, and pillows for the children and parents to get comfortable and use their imagination. On the other side of the children’s section there is a big place for story time. The library offers different story times for all ages each day. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of something great, and helping children to be able to dream and learn.
I have really enjoyed my mentor for her love for reading. She is kind and always willing to help. I am grateful for her example of what it takes to be a wonderful librarian.
Because of this internship I will be better prepared to follow my dream of someday working in a library, and hope to bring imagination and joy through reading to many children.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internships are part of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. To participate in a CTE Internship talk to the WBL coordinator at your school.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.
Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success