Career Placement Services
An important aspect of the CTC program is placement counseling. Placement coordinators assist students who are in the process of completing or have completed their occupational program by helping them obtain technical work experience, cooperative educational experiences, job shadowing or mentoring experiences. They also work closely with business and industry in assisting students with employment needs.
Over 500 area employers assist the Career-Tech Center programs by providing on-the-job training and experience in the form of job shadowing, mentoring, work exploration and co-op jobs.
Career Placement Forms
The apprentice and a sponsor develop a written contract that details conditions under which the apprenticeship is to be served. This is a new program. Career-Tech Center staff will be looking for businesses interested in working with students.
Co-op provides a "capstone" experience for students. A co-op student is available at a wage established by the employer for a specified number of hours per day. The student on co-op must be enrolled in a program at the Center directly relating to occupational goals. Coordinators set up the training plan with the employer. The student is evaluated by the worksite supervisor and receives a grade based on that evaluation.
Upon completion of CTC programs, students are ready for full or part-time employment related to their training.
Students have an opportunity to visit job sites to obtain accurate career information and to link with successful role models.
This is a short term, non-paid placement. While on the job, students work under the close observation of employers and perform actual job duties. Work exploration provides a student with the realities of the world of work and better prepares the student to focus on an occupational goal. Employers have an opportunity to appraise and offer guidance for future employment or education.