Career Transitioning Experiences Career Transitioning Experiences • Opportunities that enhance the theories and practices of the classroom by exposing the students to real world experiences. Types of Career Transitioning Experiences • Partnering –Internships (paid & unpaid) –Job Shadowing –Service Learning –Mentoring Common Elements of WBL Methods Career Exploration Workplace Academic Competencies Skills (21) Instructions All Aspects Preparation of Industry Common Elements of WBL Methods II RTC’s Partnerships or Volunteers Partnering (Locating and Building Relationships) • Guest Speakers • Student Organization Activities • Scholarships • Post Secondary Readiness • Business/Industry Site Visits • Mentoring • Job Fairs • Training Workshops for Students or • Mock Job Interviews Teachers • Advisory Committee • Job Shadowing • Donation(s) • Internships • Work Readiness Skills • Employment • Youth Apprenticeship • Advertisement Opportunities • Other_________________ Internships •A “real world” work-base learning method that tests a student’s ability to apply acquired academic and career skills and to develop new competencies. •Gain hands-on experience in a particular industry or occupation related to their career interests, abilities, and goals. •Cover a specified period of time and are paid or unpaid. •Scheduled during the school year and/or during the summer. •Supervisors evaluate the interns. Job Shadowing •Job Shadowing is a short- term, career-exploration form of worksite experience in which the student “shadows” (follows) a competent worker and asks questions about the industry. •It can be a few hours on a single day or some other brief period. •Students do not receive pay for their shadowing experiences. Service Learning •Service Learning offers Student Leadership Organizations opportunities to enhance classroom instruction and increase educational relevance by enabling students to practice what they have learned in school and to make an impact through service to FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, Robotics, Skills USA , TSA others in the community. •Volunteerism National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) Mentoring •Mentorship, is a relationship between an experienced person (the mentor) and a less experienced person, such as a Competition Events student or new employee (the mentee), in which the mentor provides guidance, support, feedback, and skill instruction to the mentee. •Mentoring enables the student to learn about the industry and the workplace from a competent worker or executive who has a record of achievement in the particular occupational field. •Students generally receive no pay for mentoring activities unless they are new employees in the mentor’s workplace. •A mentor may also work with a group of mentees rather than with just one individual. •Mentoring may be combined with other WBL programs such as internship and service learning. Set-UP • Partnering – Potential Partnership Checklist • Internships, Job Shadowing, Service Learning – Sponsor Informational Letter – Parent Permission, Liability Waiver, Insurance Verification Form – Medical Authorization Form – School and Workplace Personnel Agreement – Student Application – Learning Agreement – Transportation Arrangements/Field Trip Approvals • Mentoring – Keep-N-Track Application, Part 1 – School Volunteer Coordinator Part 2 – Completed on-line Accountability CTE Workbased Learning Opportunities (Job Shadowing, Paid/Unpaid Internships and Service Learning) 2009-10 School Year RTC Programs Partnerships Workbase Learning Student Counts Automotive Body Greyhound Bus Lines Job Shadowing 18 Technology Internships Automotive University Ford Job Shadowing 24 Technology Internships Career Links Richmond Technical Center Job Shadowing 31 Cosmetology William Community Byrd House Internships 10 Service Learning Computer Systems RPS Information Communications & Technology Internships 8 Technology Services (ICTS) Design Multimedia & RPS Information Communications & Technology Internships 8 Web Technologies Services (ICTS) Computer Systems Astrya Corporation Internships 2 Technology Culinary Arts RPS & BISTRO Job Shadowing 46 Internships Design Multimedia & Astrya Corporation Internships 2 Web Technologies Benefits Ideally, students will: • Identify skills and education required for desired career. • Apply knowledge and skills in realistic career environments. • Recognize community support. • Practice work readiness skills. • Gain a realistic understanding of business and industry. In exchange, the community/business will benefit by: • Acquiring self-directed, creative and positive employees and students. • Reducing money and time invested in training employees in the workforce. • Providing opportunities for the community to participate in secondary education. • Providing more adept and visionary students to enter post secondary environments.
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