Signature Events & Programs

Signature Events & Programs

Scroll down to learn more about the BAC’s signature events and programs throughout the year.


A signature Business Advisory Council event for our business community to network with our students and faculty. This is a great opportunity for all stakeholders to come together to share career/college information. TechFest is also the BAC’s fundraising event to support scholarships and special curriculum projects.

It’s your turn to showcase the “WOW” within your organization. Get into IT!

Occurs on the second or third Thursday in March

Teach-In Day

Speakers are invited to share industry knowledge and expertise by providing information related to their respective fields. Would you be willing to act as a resource for our teachers and students?

Occurs on the second or third Tuesday in November


The Internship Program is a cooperative education program that offers course credit with paid, productive real-world work experience. The Crooms AoIT Internship Program job is IT related and students will earn the National Academy Foundation Certificate. This program offers many educational, financial and career-building benefits.

The requirement for corporate participation:

  • Schedule a minimum of 150 working hours for the student to earn full credit
  • Students must be assigned to a supervisor
  • Timecard and evaluations must be submitted each marking period

In April, the BAC also hosts a two-hour Internship Fair where recruiters and business partners can interact directly with students seeking internship positions.

Work-Based Learning Programs

Work Site Tours help students apply job-related skills and develop workplace competencies. Work Site Tours visits are scheduled with various companies within the community so students can do some career exploration. Students are required to complete two job shadowing field trips as an English requirement. One field trip will be scheduled as a group and the second trip will be developed by the student in a career field of their choice.

If you can offer a group a Work Site Tour experience for approximately 25 students to explore, network and research their career choices, please contact Cathy Alper at (407) 320-5749 or

Student Mentoring Program

Mentors meet one-on-one with students during the school year and act as supportive listeners, role models and personal coaches. They provide guidance, career exploration, academic assistance and advice on personal development.

Mentors are screened and trained in a two-hour workshop and make a one-year commitment to a student.