Work Experience

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Welcome to the VVUHSD Work Experience page where you will be able to find information about this great program. 

WHAT IS WORK EXPERIENCE?

  • An elective course for student whom have jobs or are seeking employment..
  • A unique program that is designed to link the school curriculum (WE class) with the world of work (your job).
  • Students in the program earn high school credit by attending a weekly class that teaches job skills, habits, and attitudes conducive to employment success.
  • A program that assists students to choose a career wisely, prepare for full-time employment suited to their abilities and interests, and learn to work with others in successful and rewarding ways.

 

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS:

       A student must:

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Have good attendance at school
  • Be enrolled in four district classes
  • Be able to work or volunteer outside of their normal school day and weekends. 

BENEFITS OF WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • A student in Work Experience can:
  • Earn school credit for working.
  • A WE student can work a maximum of 36 hours per week.
  • Learn knowledge, skills, work habits and attitudes necessary for successful job performance.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and self-reliance through supervised, paid and unpaid employment experiences.

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS:

  • Complete the required Work Experience forms that will be given to you by your instructor.
  • Attend the Work Experience class once a week and complete class assignments.
  • Submit weekly time cards signed by the work site supervisor verifying hours worked.
  • Average at least 10 to 20 hours of work per week

 

UNITS OF INSTRUCTION:

  • Labor Laws for Minors
  • Occupational Safety Training
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Payroll Deductions and Pay Stubs
  • Income Taxes
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Employment Skills
  • Economic Awareness
  • How to Properly Leave a Job
  • And more…