CAREER PREPARATION education is a method of instruction that combines classroom instruction with paid employment directly related to the classroom instruction. Both student instruction and employment are planned and supervised by the school and the employer so that each contributes to the student’s career objective and employability.
- Prepares junior and senior level students with a variety of skills for a changing workplace and is focused on the student’s career objective.
- Is relevant and rigorous, supports student attainment of academic standards, and effectively prepares students for college and career success.
- Is a capstone course for any endorsement
- Can be either a two-credit or three-credit course and may be repeated.
- Allows for early release so students can go to work and still earn graduation credits.
Characteristics of an appropriate employer for the student internship:
- The employer is a trainer and a teacher.
- The employer should provide a variety of experiences in the occupational area related to the student’s career objective.
- The business organization should exemplify high ethical standards.
- The employer should provide a safe working environment.
- The employer must be in compliance with all labor laws
Student work duties:
- Entirely flexible and dependent on the nature of the employer’s business
- Should align with the individual student’s career objectives
- Are planned and supervised by the school and the employer
- Performance of these duties is evaluated periodically by the employer