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STLCC Partners with SLIP to Offer New Success Institute

January 24, 2017

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STLCC and the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) are partnering to offer the College and Career Success Institute for high school students enrolled in SLIP. Pictured are, from left, Shanise Johnson, SLIP executive director; Larry Johnson, provost at STLCC-Forest Park; and Angelic Cole, interim academic dean in Business, Mathematics and Technology at Forest Park.  

St. Louis Community College is partnering with the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP) to offer a special program to prepare high school students for college and career success.

The College and Career Success Institute will bridge college and career services for underrepresented high school students who are enrolled in the SLIP program to develop a pipeline of talented, diverse young professionals.

“Partnership with SLIP is a most appropriate and intentional relationship,” said Larry Johnson Jr., D.A., provost at STLCC’s Forest Park campus. “The STLCC Strategic Initiatives reinforce the necessity to support and strengthen the college’s relationship with the St. Louis community. Engaging programs, like SLIP, will help to close achievement gaps. I am excited to work the St. Louis Internship Program as we, together, expose students to college and career pathways.”

Academic preparation alone is not enough to ensure postsecondary readiness, but it is clear that it is an essential part of readiness for college, careers and life in the 21st century. For this reason, the College & Career Ready Success Institute will have students move through the proven year-round SLIP model, coupling summer paid internships with year-round educational and career development opportunities.

“With the growing complexity of the world and the increasing demands of the 21st century workforce, SLIP is committed to ensuring that every intern graduates from high school fully prepared for college and careers,” said Shanise Johnson, SLIP’s executive director.

Now in its 25th year, SLIP consistently has achieved a 98 percent success rate for nearly 4,000 interns.