Work-based learning experiences provide "hands-on" workplace opportunities for students to study more complex subject matter and workplace skills. Work-based learning experiences available in Lexington One are shadowing, service learning, internships, coops, and apprenticeships.
Shadowing is a one-day experience where students get an initial overview of a career field. Students need to see their Career Specialist to arrange this opportunity.
Semester experiences include Internships, Cooperative Education (Coop), and Apprenticeships. Internships allow students to develop skills in a career area of interest. Cooperative Education experiences provide students who have taken a high school career and technology education program to expand their skill level on the job under the supervision of an employer. Apprenticeships can also be developed with employers and students who have completed level 1 and 2 of their CTE coursework.
Service learning is another form of work-based learning. Students use the knowledge and skills learned in school settings to assist community service organizations. Volunteerism, citizenship, "soft skills," and job-specific skills are reinforced through these connecting activities.
If you are interested in becoming involved in Lexington One's work-based activities, please download the Employer's Interest Form. The form may be faxed to Sherry R. Williams at 803-821-1071.
The Work-Based Learning Manual is provided for potential employers to review and learn more about your role in these activities. Once involved in the program, employers will need to evaluate students on their performance. A number of forms for employers are also available below, including sample training agreements, termination statements, evaluation forms, and more.
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