The Work Based Learning Program provides us the services of Gayle Allen, who is the community networking specialist for the school. She devotes her time to creating educational opportunities for our students. These opportunities include:
- Job Shadowing– An opportunity to make observations about a career by visiting the work-site, asking questions of a professional, and touring the facility. This is usually a one time 2-4 hour experience.
- Internships– A semester long Pass/Fail class which allows students the opportunity to explore a career field in depth. Students attend a work-site, have a site-mentor, explore the career field through observation, participation and questions. Students recieve .5 elective credit for participation in this program. A student needs to complete 22 hours of written work/class time and attend 50 hours at the internship site (usually 5 hours a week).
- Seminars– We have several Seminars throughout the year that may involve: touring facilities, conference, and presentation by Specialists.
- Guest Speakers– Teachers will sometimes have guest speakers come to talk about their career field.
- Job Fair– We host a Job Fair in the early spring. We invite businesses from around the valley and our local community to come to the school and visit with students about job opportunities
- Community Services– Students learn and develop skills through active participation in organized service experiences. These experiences are coordinated between the school and community. We announce opportunities for community service several times a year. Volunteer service is a great way to gain experience and learn about areas of career interest. Volunteer service is a great addition to your resume when applying for college and scholarships. Community of Caring with Mr. Hopkins is a great resource of information.