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Career Experience

Coordinator: Mr. Cullen

Career Areas

Career Experience Resources

The following resources are available for download:

Career Experience

Career Explorations:

Course Number 653
This quarter-year (0.25 credit) course will run in partnership with Driver Education. Students will systematically explore their career interests, skills and work values while fine-tuning their post-secondary career and educational interests. The course will conclude with a short, summative presentation on a career that is of interest to the students. Students will report occupation trends, post-secondary education that supports their career interests including searching for financial aid and scholarships, write a resume and cover letter, prepare an educational plan, find salaries throughout the United States that support their occupation of choice, prepare a simple personal budget and other personal finance activities, and explore ethics in the workplace. The course includes a variety of computer-based activities.

Cooperative Education:

Students enrolled in one of the CTE double-period classes may be eligible for the Cooperative Education Program. Students may earn additional credit through on the job training that is related to their technical education program by placement in a community business. Placements are approved and coordinated by the Career Experience
Coordinator. Credit is awarded at the rate of 0.5 credit for 270 hours and 1 credit for 540 hours (limit 1 credit per year).

Any student who wishes to sign up for the Co-op Program must do so through the Career Coordinator in the CTE office, NOT through the Guidance Department.

Career Education Internship:

This one semester (0.5 credit) elective is designed to integrate students’ academic and work-based learning experiences. Students are required to work at a career-focused job site for a minimum of 80 hours. In addition, students receive 15 hours of related classroom instruction. Extended and focused work-based learning opportunities expose students to the realities and expectations of the workplace. Classroom experiences equip students with
pre-employment skills, enhance connections between school and careers, and promote personal growth and development. The course is open to juniors and seniors on a space-available basis.
PRE-REQUISITE: Approval of the Career Coordinator.
NOTE: Applications may be obtained through the Career Experience Coordinator located in the CTE office.

Advanced Career Education Internship:

This is a one semester elective designed to heighten a students’ career awareness towards actualization and post-secondary preparation. Student’s internship experiences are considered thorough as are the internship experience journals, resume(s), written cumulative paper, and final presentation presented to a faculty panel. Classroom experiences, twice per month, combine deep occupational research with college/post-secondary training research. Students are required to be independent thinkers and learners with a high degree of workplace ethics.

Pre-Requisite: Career Education Internship, with a grade of B or better.