Summer Work Experience
2018-2019 Grade 11 and Grade 12 students who want to earn credits for their summer jobs/apprenticeships can sign up for Work Experience or RAP by contacting Mrs. Zelmer.
Sign up must be done BEFORE hours worked can be counted for credits.
To sign up contact Mrs. Zelmer:
Students who register in Work Experience are interested in gaining high school credits while learning valuable, practical job skills. One of the goals of this program, aside from a student learning how to cooperate in a team/work site environment, is to obtain a valuable job reference. They work at their job site and learn the kinds of skills and abilities that employers are looking for in an employee. This is done by being punctual, reliable, motivated, enthusiastic and enterprising. A good employee can be hard to find - a work experience student who begins in a learning environment can turn their placement into a valuable learning experience.
For every 25 hours of work, a student earns one high school credit. A maximum of 15 credits can be earned and used towards receiving a high school diploma.
A pre-requisite module called Health Care Services (HCS 3000) is required by all students entering the Work Experience Program. The module focuses on Job Preparation. This module is worth ONE credit and MUST be completed before any work experience hours can be counted.
The student can begin work experience when:
- HCS 3000 module is completed
- A site inspection is completed by Mrs. Zelmer or Mrs. Maloney
- A contract is signed by each of the four parties (Student, Employer, Parent & Work Experience Coordinator)
- A training plan is in place so the student knows the expectations on the job.