MC Assembly Helps “Juniors to Jobs” Program Expand Internship Opportunities for Florida High School Students

MC Assembly is helping CareerSource Brevard (CSB) and the City of Palm Bay expand their “Juniors to Jobs” (J2J) high school work readiness program internship options.

MC Assembly, a leading electronic manufacturing services provider, is helping CareerSource Brevard (CSB) and the City of Palm Bay expand their “Juniors to Jobs” (J2J) high school work readiness program internship options. This year, the program has opened up to seniors and recent graduates allowing for older students to participate in a wider range of internships that require a student to be 18 or older.

For the first time, MC Assembly is hosting five interns from the J2J program working in the departments of human resources, finance, engineering and production.

“This program allows the students to get “real-world” work experience,” said Brian Kingston, MC Assembly’s Human Resources Director. “We hope the interns decide to enter a career in manufacturing but if not, at least we are able to show them what we do and the impact manufacturing has on the world today.”

“We are glad to see the City of Palm Bay open up the age limit this year so that MC Assembly could come on board as an official worksite,” said Jana Bauer, Program Planning Officer for CareerSource Brevard who runs the J2J program.

Founded in 2014, the J2J program provides paid internship opportunities and career guidance to local high school students looking to jump start their careers. Kingston has participated in the program from the beginning as an HR expert panelist passing along tips and best practices in resume writing, interview techniques and overall business acumen. This year Kingston interviewed and selected the MC Assembly intern picks.

“Communication during the interview process is very important,” Kingston said. “Each intern we selected communicated very well. They did not have typical “work experience” but were able to articulate what they have done in high school and how it would apply to the internship.”

Meet the Interns

Sydney Smith is a senior at Palm Bay Magnet High School interning in MC Assembly’s human resources department. Her eventual career goal, to be an occupational therapist.

“I signed up for the J2J program because I have no…

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