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Taunton Area School to Career, Inc. (TASC) is a partnership of employers and school systems in the Taunton area that have made a long-term commitment to exposing students to high quality learning experiences that will prepare them for the careers of tomorrow. TASC fosters the development of programs that link the classroom and the workplace, build job readiness skills and awareness, and respond to the emerging needs of employers. In addition, TASC's activities support the participating schools and school systems to reach their academic, career preparation, and education reform goals.
In 1988, the Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce and the TauntonPublic School formed a Business-Education Partnership, aimed at enhancing career awareness, good work ethics and academic motivation for the students of Taunton. In 1995, as a result of the NationalSchool to Work Opportunities Act, Taunton became part of a larger partnership of 5 area school districts, local businesses, Chamber of Commerce, the Bristol Regional Employment Board (now the Bristol Workforce Investment Board) and higher education, funded for 3 years by a federal school to work grant. In 1998, the federal funding ended and the TauntonAreaSchool to Work Local Partnership incorporated, becoming the TauntonAreaSchool to Career, (TASC), Inc., a non-profit, educational service.
Principal Activities: TASC integrates school-based and work-based learning through a variety of connecting activities including industry tours, job shadowing, mentoring, student internships, teacher externships, classroom guest speakers and on-line career exploration and year round Academic Work and Learning Programs providing MCAS tutoring and workforce experience for students.