High school seniors planning to attend Wayne State College have a unique opportunity to be a part of the growing together program.

Dr. Michael Keibler, executive director for cooperative education and industry liaison at Wayne State, says the program will allow kids in the program to get a cooperative education while working in Norfolk their senior year.  He says employers involved in the program will start posting jobs in January, with students applying after break.  However, the real fun begins in February.

"In February, students will do interviews with employers either in Norfolk or at Wayne State.  They'll receive offers and make their decisions.  March is kind of like a match day, with the goal to have all the students matched up by March 17th."

Dr. Keiber says the program started at Wayne State a few years ago, with the first 30 students arriving in Norfolk next year. Any employers looking to get involved can contact him at Wayne State.  High school seniors who are interested can apply directly when going through admissions on the Wayne State website.

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