Interns take center stage

Iola High School senior interns share their experiences in the workforce.
The students were presenters at the Kansas Career and and Technical Education Conference Feb. 4 in Manhattan.


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February 7, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Iola High School senior Mayte Breithaupt listens to Haley Carlin speak about their internship experiences at the Kansas Career and Technical Education conference Tuesday in Manhattan. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

IHS seniors are finding internships at area businesses can help them chart their futures. They also find the real-world work environment helps them develop a healthy work ethic and better understand the expectations of a job long before they enter the workforce. 

Those were the messages Iola High School interns repeated at a state education conference earlier this week. Eight of the school’s 22 senior interns traveled to the Kansas Career and Technical Education Conference Tuesday in Manhattan, where they spoke before a standing-room only crowd of about 100 school administrators and teachers from across the state.

Their presentation was touted by the conference’s keynote speaker, and several school administrators have since reached out to Melissa Stiffler, IHS’s CTE Coordinator, to request more information to help them start similar programs.

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