Work Experience 15/25/35
Prerequisites: HCS 3000 Workplace Safety Systems
This program will be of interest to students who have a specific career field in mind. While the “content” of each student’s Work Experience will be unique, the goals of the program remain the same. The aim of the Work Experience program is to provide students with opportunities to:
- explore potential career paths;
- develop occupation-related knowledge and skills not available in the classroom; or
- acquire credible experience recognized by industry or required by some post-secondary programs.
Work Experience credits are based on hours: one credit is earned for each 25 hours worked. Students must work a minimum of 75 hours to earn three (3) credits and may earn as many as 10 credits for 250 hours.
The major part of the student’s mark is determined by the employer or supervisor at the worksite. They are asked to complete an evaluation prior to each report card and discuss it with the student.
Our collective responsibility (teacher, student, parent and employer) is to ensure that the Work Experience is both worthwhile and safe. To meet this responsibility the Off-Campus Coordinator will regularly check with the student as well as visit the employer at the worksite.