HR Green Encouraging Engineering
Sydney Slagter participates in the School-to-Work Program at Waukee High School. Her 2013-14 Internship is with HR Green’s Des Moines office.
“My internship at HR Green has been amazing. The people in HR Green’s office have embraced me and helped me learn a lot of new things. I have done a wide range of projects from soil sampling to archiving to working on
proposals,” says Sydney. “This internship has benefited me by giving me exposure to so many different types of engineering disciplines and it has allowed me to understand all of the aspects of a civil engineering career.”
HR Green is proud to participate in the School-to-Work program with Waukee High School because it aligns with the firm’s core values of community involvement, client service and investing in people. For over 100 years, HR Green has been providing engineering consulting services in transportation, water, government services, energy, assisted living facilities and land development.
The School-to-Work program at Waukee High School, which allows seniors to explore potential careers through internships, continues to see record participation. This year 45 seniors are participating in the program, hoping to get a jump-start on their future career paths.
“School-to-Work provides students with the opportunity build relationships with community partners that would not be possible from a school building. The opportunity to learn in a real-world setting deepens understanding and maximizes the potential of each individual who participates in the program,” Mindi Heitland, School-to-Work Teacher at Waukee High School said.
The School-to-Work program benefits students enrolled in the program as they begin to decide what the right career is for them