Experience Based Career Exploration is designed to develop skills necessary in the workplace. Major emphasis is placed on actual experience in community businesses, interpersonal relations, appropriate work related behavior, and filling out forms necessary for employment.
This year-long course presents functional curriculum about employment-related topics. This class is a practical approach to necessary information and skill building for a successful transition from school to the world of work and life outside of school. The primary objectives of this class are how to get a job, how to keep a job, and what to do with the money from that employment. Some of the topics covered in this curriculum include how to fill out an application, how to interview well, team building strategies, workplace social skills, and budgeting. This is the first class in the Vocational Program.
The Work Experience Program is a cooperative arrangement between student, school, and employer. Work Experience allows a student to gain job skills, earn money, and school credit through employment in the community. While on the job, the student will learn first hand the skills/competencies needed to get and keep a job. Students must have a job ("cash" jobs and working for relatives does not count). Students should plan to meet with the coordinator once a week.