Career Connections

The purpose of career connections is to give students some experience in the field of work by introducing you to local businesses. In some instances you get to shadow with a professional in that work field.

The program is designed to expose high school students to a variety of career fields. Winter Haven PEP will sponsor the program and will match students with local business partners.  Visits take place after school at the business location.  Students participating in this program will be required to research their chosen field.

Students who are interested should submit their information online by clicking the button below and submitting the form.  For any extra questions contact Miss Breckinridge at or visit the main office in Building 1.

What is PEP?

PEP is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization supporting quality and collaborative programs for Winter Haven’s public schools, teachers, and students. Programs and initiatives range from providing opportunities to students and families with limited resources to encouraging innovative curriculum and connections to challenge Winter Haven’s brightest.

PEP seeks to facilitate the innovation and connections necessary to make Winter Haven’s public school system one that effectively serves all students and is viewed as a benchmark for public school systems.

The Goal...

Creating a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Winter Haven’s public schools was one of the fourteen recommendationS spawned from the committee. The development of the Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven, Inc. PEP has fulfilled that bullet point.

PEP has taken on the task of refining and implementing the committee’s other recommendations, which can be accessed under the “Initiative” tab of this website. The dream is that every citizen in our community from every walk of life will join PEP’s vision to get involved in our public schools and make Winter Haven’s public school system a successful one.

Previous jobs & majors involved with Career Connections...




Film/Sound Editing




Physical Therapist

Sports Management

Hair Stylist

College Majors




Art Engineering



Computer Technology