Careers CLiC guides K-12 students through the Continuum of Career Development by connecting schools and employers in our communities. Our programs build career awareness for elementary students, provide career exploration activities for middle school students and offer career preparation opportunities for high school students.
Since 1998, these services have connected over 22,000 students and 700 educators from 170 schools with more than 1,400 employers across Vermont and New Hampshire.
In 1996, with Federal money through the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, The Upper Valley Partnership (UVP) was formed. Using traditional and innovative programs, the UVP linked classrooms with the community in Hanover, Lebanon and Mascoma School Districts. With the three-year Federal seed grant set to expire, communities in the Upper Valley recognized the value of fostering relationships between local schools and employers and sought ways to continue the valuable work initiated by UVP.
In 1998, a team of dedicated community members representing all stakeholder groups from both Vermont and New Hampshire incorporated the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership (UVBEP) to build upon the work started by the UVP. The new Partnership achieved the nonprofit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status and operated with the generous support of school districts, employers, community organizations and individual community members.
In 2017, we rebranded as Careers CLiC and scaled our services to bring career development and work readiness programming to schools across New Hampshire and Vermont. We are pleased to continue connecting students and educators with employers in our region.