Workplace Experience (Work Coop, OJT, Mentorship)

Description: Students will gain practical work experience while working on a job-site and receive a high school practical art credit. The work experience should be in the student’s chosen career pathway. A student must have taken a Career and Technical Education class that is related to the job skill being used at the work site.  All students must complete the on-line “Employability Skills” class before receiving credit for any of the work experience courses.

Students may have no more than 2 credits worth of work experience related credits.

There are three types of work experience options. Employers involved in these programs are required to abide by all State and Federal labor laws.

  • Cooperative (Work Coop)
    • Paid employment
    • 180 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required.
    • Journal and career development worksheets required. 
     
     

  • On-the-Job training (OJT)
    • Non-Paid employment
    • 180 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required.
    • Journal and career development worksheets required.
     
     

  • Mentorship
    • Non-Paid Employment
    • 180 hours required for ½ high school practical art credit
    • Work must all take place in the same semester.
    • Verification of hours is required
    • Journal and career development worksheets required.
    • A final multimedia project is required.