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CAPS Network to Host a National Virtual Career Week
Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Over 20 national business leaders from NASA, John Deere, Disney, Boston Scientific and many more will support authentic, profession-based learning for high school students during the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) weeklong virtual career fair that kicks off on May 11th.  Ridgefield’s own Zenia Bringhurst will share her experiences at Boston Scientific.  She has been an amazing business partner supporting our Innovation Ridge CAPS students in pursuit of their career goals.

During a typical school year, high school students from across the United States enrolled in CAPS courses have the unique opportunity to learn about careers through direct interaction with professionals.  Due to COVID 19, visiting professional mentors and working with local clients on projects has come to a near halt.  All students across the CAPS national network will have the opportunity to engage small business owners, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and community leaders through virtual career presentations.  Each business leader will speak for approximately 40 minutes about their experiences in their respective professional industries.

Pulitzer nominated author and serial entrepreneur, Clifton Taulbert, will present a closing keynote entitled: “Discover Your Abundant Talent” on May 14 at 1:00pm. “The future matters as does the generation that represents our future,” shares Taulbert. “What better time than now to understand that challenges bring forth the opportunity to dream and reach beyond our present reality and to engage technology in the people connecting process.”

CAPS Network Virtual Career Week will take place May 11-14 and is open to all CAPS affiliated school districts. More information on the event can be found at the CAPS Network website: Virtual Career Week Registration

About the CAPS Network:

The CAPS Network is a set of affiliated, nationally recognized, innovative high school programs. Students fast forward into their future and are fully immersed in a professional culture, solving real world problems, using industry standard tools and are mentored by actual employers, all while receiving high school and college credit. CAPS is an example of how business, community and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow, especially in high skill, high demand jobs. More information about CAPS Network can be found at

More information about Innovation Ridge CAPS can be found at