WORKBASED OPPRTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
|Job Shadowing is a work experience option where students learn about a job by walking through the work day as a shadow to a competent worker. The job shadowing work experience is a temporary, unpaid exposure to the workplace in an occupational area of interest to the student. Students witness firsthand the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice, the value of professional training and potential career options. Job shadowing is designed to increase career awareness, help model student behavior through examples and reinforce in the student the link between classroom learning and work requirements. Almost any workplace is a potential job shadowing site. non-paid short-term exploration and observations in the workplace.|
Internship are a unique aspect of education that integrates
study with planned and supervised career-
related work experience. Students are involved as non-paid “authentic employees” receiving academic credit for work experiences. The purpose of the program is to develop and strengthen the student’s educational and career preparation. An internship will expose the student to the interpersonal relationships a job requires, both with co-workers and supervisors that are essential in obtaining a successful, satisfying career. Internships enable employers to assist the high school in preparing students to work in today’s business environment.
Career and College Promise- A student can enroll and attend two educational institutions at the same time provided that certain criteria are met. For example: In New Hanover County, high school juniors and seniors can concurrently enroll in high school and in college provided he/she meets established criteria.
Cooperative Education An educational program consisting of in-school instruction alternating with on-the-job work experience in a business or industrial establishment. The school selects as a training agency a firm that will provide occupational experiences needed by the student and then coordinates the students’ experiences. Cooperative Education is a paid work experience.