Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pathfinder Alabama?
An innovative work-based learning program that places some of the best and brightest students in paid internships that reflect their career interests and skills training.
What are the standards for student workers?
High School Junior or Senior
Career & Technical Program Concentrator
140 hours minimum of work during semester
Alabama Career Readiness Training
Good Attendance & Work Habits
Problem Solving Skills
Who Monitors the student?
Your managers supervise and mentor the student employee at your business. Our Pathfinder Coordinator works with you to assess the benefits and progress of each student. Pathfinder Alabama students must perform satisfactorily in the workplace as well as the classroom and lab/shop to earn their high school diploma.
May I choose my student intern?
Yes! You will have the opportunity to interview some of the brightest and most energetic students who have committed their studies to a rigorous curriculum for specific career training. We will work with you on your choice of available students with varying credentials and skills.
Where are students working?
Companies like Helen Keller Hospital, MS Metal Solutions, Navistar, North American Lighting, Shoals Hospital, Tasus, and ECM Hospital. Current job titles of these students include industrial engineering technicians, assembly technicians, patient care technicians, and welders.
When do the students work?
Students typically work 4 to 5 days per week during the semester, earn a paycheck, and receive a high school diploma for their efforts.
How does Pathfinder Alabama benefit me?
You will profit from student-workers production at entry-level wages
Create a pipe line of talented young workers
Positive Public Relations
No additional clerical requirements
Help shape high school curriculum
You give back to the community by providing an employment opportunity to a young person