Work Experience Program

Work Experience Program

This program allows students to combine work experience with school. Students selecting this program plan a program of work and education with the assistance of their counselor and the Work Experience Coordinator leading to success on the job and in school. The Work Experience Office assists students in their search for a job and, through weekly sessions, explores with students their future career choices and job retention skills. During the working portion of the school day, students are supervised by a Work Experience Coordinator and the employer.

WORK STUDY – IN DISTRICT
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12     1/4, ½ or 1 credit
Students in ninth and tenth grade often work for the school district in a paid work experience position. Job sites are located throughout various district buildings, offices, cafeterias and with building custodial. A student’s work performance is regularly reviewed by the supervisor and the Work Experience Coordinator. Students usually work during blocks 3 and/or 4. Students who successfully complete this program may earn up to one credit.

WORK EXPERIENCE – OUT OF DISTRICT
Grades 11, 12     1/4,  1/2 or 1 credit
Students in grades 11 and 12 select a school program with afternoon blocks left open to work. Job sites are targeted in the private sector. The Work Experience Coordinator assists students in their search for a job and, through required weekly sessions, explores with students their future career goals. Students who successfully complete this program may earn up to one credit.

Career Exploration Internship Program

The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) is a 1/2-year, 1/2-credit (or 1-year, 1-credit) non-paid internship open to all juniors and seniors. CEIP provides a link between school and possible careers. The program gives students hands-on experience in a variety of careers so that they can become aware of what it is really like to work in those careers.

Students will gain an understanding of the importance of a positive work ethic, timeliness and good study habits. In addition, they will have an opportunity to improve their teamwork and human relation skills. Relationships will be developed between the mentor and the student that could result in recommendation for employment, future careers and/or college. A classroom component is also required.

Individual student interests will be accommodated as much as possible. Internships may occur outside the school day. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Interns must be willing to make completing internship hours a priority. All interested students must complete an application and be interviewed by a Work-based Learning Coordinator.

CEIP was developed cooperatively between the NYS Departments of Education and Labor and fulfills credit toward graduation.

Examples of internships that CEIP students may explore include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy