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Work-Based Learning Program: Demaris Jenkins, Instructor 



The Purpose of Work-Based Learning Education is to provide work-based experiences/apprenticeships (Paid) or internships (Unpaid) in licensed enterprises that typically cannot be obtained in the classroom.


Students will work a minimum of 8-10 hours per week in an approved job placement.


Work-Based Learning Goals and Benefits

Through Work-Based Learning, students have the opportunity to explore how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities.


· Offers a source of skilled and motivated future employees.

· Provides an opportunity to prepare and train future employees.

· Development of learning and workplace competencies.

· Improvement of student employability.

· Increased awareness of nontraditional career opportunities.



Requirements For Admissions


· Must be a junior or senior

· Must have obtained concentrator status (two courses within a CTE program, prior to enrollment in Work-Based Learning Program.

· Have successfully completed Business Technology Application or Career Preparedness.

· On track for Graduation.

· Must have completed an application for enrollment.

· Must have three positive teacher recommendations.

· Have acceptable attendance, grade, and discipline records, as validated by the Work –Based Learning Coordinator.

· Have participated in a student interview to review information on the application, and to discuss parental/guardian support of participating.