High school students can sign up for an intensive week-long Washington Business Week program to be held at Renton Technical College August 13-17. Washington Business Week programs place high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. With the guidance of a mentor from the business community, students gain a competitive edge on college preparation, workplace readiness, and overall life success.
In the program at RTC, students will take the lead as their team races against the clock to develop a world-changing idea and pitch it to potential investors at the end-of-week competition. Guided by a mentor from a local business, students learn to work as a team, explore careers, take a test run of RTC life, build a network with professionals and future leaders, earn college credit, and maybe even win a scholarship.Each day students and their companies will dive into real-world business simulation in the career pathway they’ve chosen.
Students make “real life” decisions as a team and participate in interactive projects with other teen companies. Business leaders from around the state share their experiences and challenges, and provide valuable insight.
It’s not all work, though. There are also plenty of opportunities for fun during the week, including dances, campus tours, a talent show, and plenty of free time activities!
The program runs Aug. 13 – 17, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $375, which includes two RTC college credits!