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prep2practice™: Developing a Strong Workforce Through Career Exploration

prep2practice™ is an online job shadowing tool helping businesses and schools connect students to real-life career exploration opportunities.

Why prep2practiceTM?

Over the next decade, the workforce is projected to shrink by 11 percent – resulting in shortages for most employers. At the same time, many students approaching graduation are unsure which industries offer career opportunities with growth potential.

prep2practice is the solution. It provides experiences to help solve workforce shortage issues by making students aware of careers with advancement opportunities. prep2practice works with businesses to offer students experiences in industries including:

 Healthcare  IT-update-Final  IT
construction---update  Construction manufacturing-update  Advanced Manufacturing
 Engineering   creative-industries---update  Creative Industries & more     

prep2practiceTM Benefits 


  • prep2practice allows students to discover the possibilities of their future through real-life job shadowing.


  • prep2practice advances businesses strategic workforce planning efforts by expanding their reach to future employees.
  • prep2practice helps schools make connections with local businesses to support students with career preparation.

How prep2practiceTM Works

This tool provides a collaborative, online space for students, businesses and schools to create and coordinate prep2practice experiences. View the process