November 20 – November 24
December 21 – December 31
Fall Showcase Event
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church – 11:30 – 1:00
Open for interested students, sign up using the link below.
Northland CAPS Strand Open House
Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Solutions
Digital Media and Design and Global Business and Logistics
Medicine and Healthcare (all three classes)
Gladstone Community Center
6901 N Holmes
Starting at 6:00 pm
All Strands Off Site Events
Networking – Gladstone Community Center
Resume Review – Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Interviewing – Harrah’s
End of Semester – Gladstone Community Center
End of Year Celebration - 2021
Business Accelerator and Senior Associates
Digital Media & Design
Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing
Global Business & Logistics
Medicine & Healthcare - Cessna
Medicine & Healthcare - Dental Care
Medicine & Healthcare - Imaging Center
Medicine & Healthcare - Optometry
Summer Teacher Academy
For the past four years, Northland CAPS has hosted a Teacher Academy in partnership with our participating school districts. This unique opportunity brings regular classroom teachers from multiple districts together to learn more about the CAPS approach to education and interact with some of our business partners to enhance their own classrooms.
For three days in the summer, regular classrooms teachers are exposed to many of the same concepts that we work on with Northland CAPS student associates: professional networking, implementing business partner projects, career exploration, and working within teams. Included in the Teacher Academy experience are tours hosted by our business partners to learn about their work environment and to better understand the skill sets needed to thrive in a business setting.
After participating in the Teacher Academy, teachers work to implement a CAPS-style project into their regular classroom. In February, Northland CAPS hosts a showcase event for participants to share their successes and learning opportunities with others.
"It was an honor to be a part of the Northland CAPS Teacher’s Academy. The program started with three days of quality professional development on how to network with the community and businesses. We took field trips to businesses to learn about how they operate and work as partners with schools and students. The professional development also enhanced my knowledge on skills for working with the business world. This was a great way to start our project in working with businesses to help our community where we were able to incorporate our preschool students in conjunction with local business to raise money for Children’ Mercy Hospital. This program overall has helped me for future partnerships with businesses and our community. In addition, has been presented in an authentic, innovative, and relevant way! This is definitely something that I will continue to incorporate within my curriculum and help prepare my students for the future. This has truly been a meaningful experience that has helped me grow personally and professionally."