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Info for Students

Thank you for your interest in Summer R.I.S.E. Due to extremely high demand, student registration for summer 2017 is now closed.

Summer R.I.S.E. is the premiere countywide program designed to expose YOU to exciting careers and industries of your choice, and allow you to interact with working professionals to guide you along the way. Start developing the skills and commitment necessary to succeed in today’s ever changing economy.

Summer R.I.S.E. is open to all MCPS rising juniors and seniors who successfully register online and complete an online and in-person professionalism skills training. Participating students will:

  • Receive a $300.00 stipend upon the successful completion of the Summer R.I.S.E. program;
  • Receive MCPS recognition upon completion;
  • Participate in 20-25 hour career weeks;
  • Learn about a business/industry in the private or public sector; and
  • Explore future career paths!

If you are ready to register to soar to new heights, register to become a Summer RISER.

Student Registration is now open. click here to register now.

Please see below for a parent informational session hosted by WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. and MCPS.

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Student FAQ’s.

Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) is a locally funded initiative led by WorkSource Montgomery in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and other partners, that provides rising MCPS juniors and seniors with enriching summer career development experiences, averaging 20−25 hours per week starting July 10 through July 28, 2017.

Students will participate in career shadowing opportunities that will introduce them to the structure of businesses and industries, the role of technology, and the importance of customer service in every profession. Students will earn stipends, learn about financial literacy, and participate in both online and in-person professionalism trainings to help them prepare for college and career.

Any MCPS rising junior or senior may participate so long as the student satisfactorily completes both the online and in-person professionalism trainings.

Registration can be done Here. To complete the registration process, students will need parental consent if under the age of 18.

Yes, the parental consent form will need to be signed by the student’s parent/guardian if the student is under the age of 18. The document can be accessed within the registration portal once the student completes the online training course. The parent/guardian may either electronically sign the document, or the document may be downloaded and printed for the parent/guardian to sign. If printed and signed, please ensure that the completed document is submitted to the College and Career Information Coordinator at the student’s school.

Students must complete both an online and in-person professionalism training.
The trainings, which will be coordinated in conjunction with MCPS, will help prepare students by addressing issues such as attire, communication, conflict resolution, and professionalism, among other topics.

A Career Experience Host is a business, nonprofit, or governmental agency in Montgomery County that has signed up to provide career shadowing experiences for two or more students. Examples of career experiences are shadowing a city planner and learning from computer programmers about how they contribute to the successful operation of a business. Students will learn through observation and interaction with business professionals.

During the online enrollment process, students will select from a drop-down menu to identify three industries they would like to learn about. WorkSource Montgomery will make every effort to match a student with a business/organization in one of the industries selected, given the availability of slots provided by businesses/organizations. Experiences will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability. Students will shadow one business/organization during the 3-week timeframe.

Once the enrollment period comes to a close, students will be matched to their respective business/organization. The Summer R.I.S.E. program staff will provide the Career Experience Hosts and students with their respective information in mid-June. Students are responsible for coordinating directly with their Career Experience Hosts on the details and schedules for their placements.

WorkSource Montgomery is the “Go-To” place linking local and regional economic development and workforce efforts by developing a deep understanding of target and emerging industry demands, creating sustainable workforce solutions that are tailored to the region, increasing the ability for individuals to compete for higher-quality jobs and the employers to compete within the marketplace. In an effort to ensure we are adequately preparing the next generation for professional success, WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. designed the Summer R.I.S.E. program to extend its services to MCPS high school students in an innovative way!

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