The Indians host 77 high school baseball and softball athletes for a career exploration experience at Progressive Field. A full job shadow day is then set up for those interested. During the shadow experience, students receive a first-hand account of all that goes into a game day.
To build upon the ongoing financial support of CMSD's high school baseball and softball programs through Cleveland Indians Charities, the Indians launched the Career Day program in 2016. Through the Cleveland Indians Career Day program, the Indians invite students to come to the Executive Offices and expose them to the many various functions required to run a baseball company. This program also provides students the opportunity to experience a full job shadow day in a department of their choice. The Indians plan to host two full-scale Career Day and Job Shadow experiences each year, with several smaller career panel discussions throughout the season, reaching nearly 250 students per year.
On April 24, 2017, the Indians partnered with Junior Achievement to host 70 high school students for a Career Day in the Terrace Club. Students spoke with department representative from all functions of the business and learned about various career paths in the sports industry.
Throughout the year, the Cleveland Indians host modified Career Day experiences at the ballpark for middle school and high school classrooms, as well as after-school clubs and programs. These Career Panel Discussions last roughly one hour and provide students with the opportunity to hear five department representatives speak about their career paths, daily functions of their jobs and other topics.
On August 30, 2016, Trevor Bauer visited students at Max Hayes to share his passion for engineering with an engaged group of STEM schoolars. See his visit to the Max Hayes here.