The Work-Based Placement Option
The Lycoming Career & Technology Center has established working partnerships with many area businesses encompassing a variety of career fields. Through placement in actual job sites, students learn the responsibilities of good employees including punctuality, appearance and work ethics. Students must also attend a related theory class every two weeks, which reinforces these issues and also included topics such as resume writing, interview skills, and completion of job applications.
Eligibility for Cooperative Education: Student must complete two years in a LycoCTC program and completed competences required for each program to have the privilege to apply for a Co-Op position during their third year. Students then will go through an interview process with interested employers.
- To allow the student to broaden and further his or her knowledge by working with business and industry partnerships
- Provide the student with an opportunity to experience the “world of work”
- Provide the student with an opportunity to acquire career awareness and goals
- Opportunity to earn money while in high school
For the student:
- Learn while you earn
- Become responsible and self-motivated
- Build self-esteem
- Get acquainted with business and industry standards
- Acquire work ethics
- Possible hire after graduation
- Ease transition from school to work
Prior to the first day of work students:
- Must be recommended by Instructor, Workforce Development Coordinator, High School Principal, Parent/Guardian and Director
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work
- Must be covered under parent or school insurance
- Must receive parent permission
- Must have good attendance and discipline record
- Must provide copy of working permit to Workforce Development Coordinator, if under age 18 prior to first day of work
- Must provide Workforce Development Coordinator with a completed level 3 application.
- Provide a signed copy of Student Rules and Regulations Packet to the Workforce Development Coordinator.
- Must have completed training agreement and training plan forms filled out and given to Workforce Development Coordinator prior to first day of work
Student Guidelines before and during work:
- Provide to the Workforce Development Coordinator, a Weekly Journal Sheet completed by the student and signed by the mentor or supervisor
- Participation in standardized tests with his or her related cluster if necessary. Example: National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
- The student is responsible for transportation to and from work
- To contact the Workforce Development Coordinator of any issues regarding work; including safety, hours, complaints, etc.
- Student will not quit his or her job or change employment without first meeting with Workforce Development Coordinator & mentor/supervisor.
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