Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President/CEO, takes time with VITAL LINK students to explain his role.
School may be wrapping up – but several sixth grade Fort Worth ISD students who will be entering the seventh grade in the fall will be spending a week with EECU employees to learn about careers. VITAL LINK is a weeklong, half-day unpaid internship program designed to demonstrate the connection between what is learned in the classroom and what is needed for success in the workplace. It is based on the principle that students can be motivated to achieve in school if they understand the “link” between academics and job skills.

EECU is hosting VITAL LINK students in June at its headquarters and operations center campuses.  During the visit, each VITAL LINK student will be paired with an EECU mentor and department. 

Participation in VITAL LINK has proven to be beneficial to both students and businesses. Students realize the importance of communication skills, team work, problem-solving, reading and writing, math, and technology skills in the workplace. EECU participates in this program annually to giveback to the community and shape our future workforce.

To learn more about this program, visit the VITAL Link website.

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