Companies provide career-immersion programs where students supplement their learning and personalized plans of study with real-world applications of skills in a specific occupation in close alignment with an experienced employee or team of employees. Students should have clearly defined goals for how the apprenticeship advances their skill sets and allows them to demonstrate their knowledge through applied learning. Students not only receive hands-on work experience, but also receive career coaching and expand their professional network. Apprenticeships should also provide opportunities for students to earn pathway relevant industry credential or certification. Students should have a designated supervisor who will evaluate their performance as part of an exit interview.
Apprenticeships can be administered as an on-the-job training activity at the secondary and postsecondary education level.
- Education and Career Plan
- Workforce Readiness Assessment
- Meet expectations appropriate to grade level as defined by PSAE, ACT, Compass, Common Core assessments, and postsecondary admissions exams
- Observational Assessment