CTE Advanced Studies and Internships

CTE Advanced Studies

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster.  The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to post-secondary education and future careers.  Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel.  The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation.  Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills.  DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Skills USA, and competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Download: Advanced Studies Packet

CTE Internship

Download: Internship Application Packet

Work-based Learning Program - Internship

Be at least 16 years old

 Junior or Senior

 Be in good academic standing

 Reviewed at Interview

 Have good attendance profile

 Maintain a good attendance record, not only at  school but on the job.

 Have a good discipline profile

 Conform to the rules and regulations of the   school  and job training setting.

 Have reliable transportation

 Transportation to and from work site

Student Responsibilities

 Identify possible placement   site

 Be able to tell the Career Development  Coordinator where possible work site is located  (Work site must be a valid learning opportunity   in  relation to student pathway)

 Complete Work-Based   Learning  Application  

 All applications should be completed and   returned  to the Career Development   Coordinator

 Complete activities within   work-  based learning   experience

 Written and verbal requirements:  time sheets,  Moodle assignments, final presentations, etc.

 Represent school well

 Be responsible, dress appropriately, and   maintain  excellent work habits at the site

 Communicate with Career  Development Coordinator   weekly to turn in timesheets

 Turn in required materials and inform Career    Development Coordinator of any issues that may  arise.  Also attend scheduled meetings with the  Career Development Coordinator

Site Responsibilities

Assist with development of  Skills Development Plan

 Assist the student in accomplishing his/her goals  by developing a Skills Development Plan (an  outline of  tasks & responsibilities)

 Evaluate student learner

 Evaluate the student’s performance each grading  period. Evaluation counts as 70% of the   internship  grade

 Communicate with school

 Communicate with Career Development  Coordinator whenever needed

 Provide a safe and effective   learning environment

 Ensure that the student works in a safe  environment and provide him/her with variety of  learning experiences that will offer a broad view   of  the site’s entire operation.

 Establish schedule for student  learner

 Ensure that student learner has opportunity to  earn 135 contact hours

Parent and School Responsibilities

Communicate on a regular  basis

 The school and the parent should remain in  regular contact to ensure proper supervision of  student

 Insurance and transportation

 It is the responsibility of the parent to provide  personal or school health  insurance and reliable  transportation for the student

 Supervise work-based learner

 It is the responsibility of the Career Development  Coordinator to visit the site to ensure proper  placement and safety of the student.  The  coordinator will review the time sheets and be  responsible for the assignment of a grade.