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GO CAPS For Businesses

GO CAPS is always seeking business involvement from companies large and small. Besides those companies hosting students on site, GO CAPS needs guest speakers, projects for students to learn by doing, field trips to workplaces of all kinds where students can learn by observing, and more.


  • Using curricula that reflects industry trends and needs
  • Helping students identify passions at an early stage
  • Developing technical and professional skills before high school graduation
  • Promoting “anywhere” learning and teaching
  • Partnering educators and companies for real-world learning
  • Placing students in real business environments 

Businesses seeking more information on becoming involved with GO CAPS may contact Lindsay Haymes, Executive Director, 417-862-5567 or lindsay@springfieldchamber.com.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ages of the students that can attend GO CAPS?
The GO CAPS program is available to high school juniors and seniors.

When do students attend the GO CAPS program?
Students will meet at the business partners’ work sites for 2 ½ hours five days a week all year.

Do you have to be a partner site to be involved?
No! The GO CAPS program depends on business partners across the region involved in a variety of ways, from classroom presentations to providing projects for students. See below for more ways to get involved.

How will taking part in the GO CAPS program affect my insurance?
Each student is covered by her/his home district’s insurance policy as long as she is at the business during school hours.

Is GO CAPS a trade school or vocational program?
No. Trade schools and vocational programs offer important training on specific industry skills. At GO CAPS, students deeply explore professions of interest through an immersive experience in which local and regional business partners work with highly skilled instructors to provide authentic exposure and skill acquisition in high demand/high skill fields.