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
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-
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.
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.