Work Experience Education
Prerequisite: None (Internal Review Procedure)
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Length: One semester or one year
Dual Credit: No
Certification: Dependant on job
Work Experience Education is a capstone course designed to assist students in the development of effective skills and attitudes through advanced instruction in school and on-the-job training. Students are released from school for paid cooperative education work experience (at least 10 hours per week) and for participation in related classroom instruction. Students are placed in paid positions in local businesses.
Students are selected for this program using the following criteria/procedures:
- Program instructor recommendation or Home School Counselor recommendation
- Interview with the cooperative education coordinator
- Transcript evaluation by the coordinator
Students will then interview with a local business selected by the coordinator. Parent and home school administration approval will also be needed before a student can begin a cooperative education experience.
As part of the program, students may also be enrolled in a registered apprenticeship. This allows the student to obtain a national Department of Labor certification. See CACC administration for details.