Work experience provides opportunities and experience for students and is intended to prepare them for the transition from secondary school to the world of work or further training in education. Work experience also allows students to connect what they learn in school with the skills knowledge and attitudes needed in the work place and society in general. NOTE: To satisfy graduation requirements, all students must provide proof of at least 30 hours of work experience (paid employment does apply).
WORK EXPERIENCE AS AN OPTION
Also offered is Work Experience 12, an elective four credit course that provides students the opportunity to explore careers in depth for 100 hours. Students go out of the school for a duration of up to 20 weeks (some elect to spend their time during weekends, evenings, or summer). Often, students will explore several careers or work sites during the course. We ask employers to assist, as much as possible, in providing relevant and meaningful work experiences. A significant portion of the student's mark is based on the evaluation from the employer. This is done with a "Employer Evaluation" form that needs to be completed at the end of the work placement by someone who worked closely with the student.
In addition, the student will complete a summary journal of their experiences and ask the employer to confirm the total hours worked. Feedback from the community is encouraged so that together, we can deliver a high quality program. Please note that students are covered by the School District Workers Compensation and Insurance only if they have completed a "Work Experience Agreement".
See or contact Mr. Cross at 250.352.5538 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our work experience program or student employment opportunities.
The following documents are available for download for students interested in enrolling in our Work Experience Program.