• GrowCB
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  • GrowCB is a program of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Council Bluffs Community School District. The GrowCB school-business partnership program will be an ongoing program in which businesses provide assistance directly to area school districts. The purpose of such a program is to help young people appreciate the importance of quality education and how it relates to opportunities in the workforce. Students will also explore the local workforce while continuing to focus on their education. The program will require a mutual commitment from businesses and schools, who will work together to provide career awareness, exploration, and experience opportunities. 

    Each school-business partnership is unique in that there is not a set curriculum.  The area school districts have developed desired partnership outlines with suggested action plans.  These program outlines are to be used as the program base but are not intended to be restrictive.  Below you will find each school district's work-based learning point of contact. Please reach out to the desired school district directly to discuss involvement opportunities. The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce has also developed some program outlines that you can participate in as a GrowCB partner. 

    For your participation as a GrowCB business partner, you will receive a GrowCB plaque during a GrowCB celebration at your business. The CB Ambassadors will present the plaque. The CB Chamber will promote the presentation on its website, newsletters, and on social media. Your business logo hyperlinked to your website will be listed on this page as a GrowCB Partner and you will also be listed on our student resource page as a youth employer.

    The program does offer tiered levels of Silver, Gold, or Platinum. Your level is determined by the number of schools or programs that you are participating partner.

    • Silver - you are participating in one program or school. 
    • Gold - you are participating in or with two to three programs or schools.
    • Platinum - you are participating in or with four-plus programs or schools. 

     

  • Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce ‚Äč

    Youth Employer Partnership 

    You can become a GrowCB partner directly through the chamber by being a youth employer. To register as a youth employer please complete the registration form below. 

    Here are additional things to consider implementing if you decide to be a youth employer. 

    • Establish a scholarship fund or present an award to an outstanding student employee 
    • Limit the hours students work in a given week and evening work hours. Recognizing that students need to be physically and mentally engaged in classes by 8 am. (Earlier for student-athletes.) 
    • Be sensitive to major school projects and school-related events such as term papers, exams, games, performances, and school-related trips. 
    • Speak with your employees about the importance of regular school attendance and good grades. 
    • Provide incentives in the workplace for student employees who have good attendance and grades. 
  • Council Bluffs Community School District 

    The Council Bluffs Community School District would like to partner with your business to provide high school students work-based learning opportunities. 

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    Current Program Opportunities 

    • Job Shadowing 
    • Presentations to classes or grades 
    • Internship opportunities 
    • Pre-apprenticeship opportunities
    • Apprenticeship Opportunitites 
    • Business Site Tours 

     

    If you are interested in learning more or becoming a partner of the Council Bluffs Community School District, please contact D'Lisa. Once you have come to an agreement with CBCSD, the CB Chamber will reach out to you to make GrowCB arrangements. 

     

    Work Based Learning Coordinator 
    D'Lisa Ware 
    dware@cb-schools.org | 712-325-3223
  • Program Goals Comming Soon. 

  • GrowCB Partners 

  • Platinum Level

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  • Gold Level

  • Silver Level

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