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Work-Based Learning

Dear Student,
Thank you for demonstrating an interest in the EHS Work-Based Learning program. There is an application process with limited positions available for the spring semester. Please make sure your packet is fully completed and has all the necessary forms/parts/recommendations before you submit the application. Partially completed applications will not be accepted or considered. This class will meet during 5th period. Below is a course description of the class. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Requirements to be eligible for selection: 1) Must have completed three CTE (electives outside of foreign language/fine arts) courses in a given concentration/cluster 2) Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA in those three courses as well as a 3.0 GPA overall
-Mr. Ryan White

Course Description:
Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum is a capstone course intended to provide students with opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge learned in previous CTE and general education courses within a professional work environment. The course allows students to earn high school credit for select models of work-based learning, which allow students to interact with industry professionals in order to extend and deepen classroom work and support the development of postsecondary and career readiness knowledge and skills.

Career Practicum activities may take one of two forms:

1) Workplace-Based: Students participate in individual work-based learning experiences in professional settings when they meet the hours required for full time course equivalent. These experiences include registered apprenticeships, cooperative education (co-op), and internships.
2) Classroom-Based: Students are immersed in a classroom-based experience where they learn through targeted industry involvement that may take the form of industry-driven project-based learning, school-based enterprise, and virtual enterprise. This model should incorporate industry engagement through activities like tours, informational interviewing, job shadows, community service projects, and technical mentoring to achieve learning standards at professional-level expectations.

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Elizabethton High School is beginning a Work-Based Learning program beginning in the spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year. The program is designed to help connect what the students are learning in class and make it applicable to the real world by sending them out "on the job." Depending on the student's placement, this could be job shadowing, volunteering, or possibly a paid position.
This will occur during the last period (5th) of the schoolday. We will have a day that we meet every couple weeks to assess and check student progress, but for the most part, the students will be "on the job." The program is reliant upon maintaining good relationships with local businesses/facilities that we will be working with. Please discuss with your child the importance of maintaining these relationships through punctuality, work ethic, honesty, etc. as a vital part of the program. I will do my very best to place the students in the best possible position to succeed by beginning an individualized learning plan with each student at the start of the semester to assess where the best possible fit will be.
Due to the anticipated popularity of the program, a limited number of students will be accepted. This program is a privilege to be in and will help prepare the students for the real world. Students are required to complete an application process, much like a job interview. I would like to encourage you to review the rest of the packet to see the materials and what is required. The due date for the packet is on the front, and it is a strict deadline. I will notify the students in regards to their acceptance three weeks after the deadline for applications.
I want to wish everyone good luck and hope to see you in the spring to begin Work-Based Learning (WBL). If you have any questions or concerns, my email is whiter11@k12tn.net.

Ryan White
CTE Business Teacher/Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Elizabethton HS

Application Packet

Application Tips
Checklist for Applicants
-Completely and truthfully answer all of the questions on this application?
-Attach a letter of interest?
-Attach a resume?
-Attach two completed teacher recommendation forms sealed in an envelope?
-Attach a copy of your high school transcripts to this application?
-Check your application for accuracy?
-Double check the application deadline to ensure that it is returned on time?

*Letter of Interest and Resume should be typed. Transcripts can be obtained from the guidance office.

1) Qualification Summary (list courses of the three previous level classes with GPA)
2) Profile Info (Clubs, Sports, Band/Chorus, Award/Honors you have received)
3) Experiences (Previous jobs or experiences that would help you in your field of study)
4) Skills