School & Business Alliance (SABA)
The mission of the School and Business Alliance (SABA) is to provide career development and work-based learning experiences that inspire and enable students to make informed decisions about post-secondary and career opportunities.
The School and Business Alliance promotes partnerships with business enterprises, labor, community agencies, component school districts and regional colleges that forecast emerging workforce needs; enlighten students to 21st-century power skills and citizen responsibilities; provide career development experiences that connect students with industry professionals; and empower students to successfully transition into post-secondary studies and career pathways.
Career Development: Grades K–12
Career Specialists team with classroom teachers to broaden students’ awareness of personal and professional skills that are transferable to the workplace.
Career Speakers: Grades K–12
Our business partners visit classrooms on a regular basis and participate in Career Days to share information about career opportunities and job skills required.
Career Days: Grades K–12
Career Specialists coordinate with local businesses to provide students with the opportunity to network with community professionals.
College Tours and Activity Days: Grades 8–12
Students become acquainted with college campuses and meet with admissions and financial aid representatives.
Career Tours: Grades 9–12
Students visit worksites, learn about careers and job skills, and understand how their studies relate to 21st-century skills.
Summer Work Opportunities: Grades 9–12
The School and Business Alliance and Oneida County Workforce Development partner to provide paid, work-readiness opportunities for students.
Career Shadowing: Grades 11–12
Students spend a day in a worksite shadowing experience. Shadowing helps students gain real-life experiences and learn first-hand about the careers they are considering.
Career Internships: Grades 11–12
Students who participate in a career shadow will be given the opportunity to extend that experience into a 20-hour internship.
By participating in SABA Career Exploration, students gain insight into the following Mohawk Valley Career Sectors:
Aviation & Aerospace
Business & Entrepreneurship
Distribution & Logistics
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Skilled Building Trades
For more information, contact:
Director, School to Career Programs