School to Work

Work Experience                       Internship                              Tutoring

 

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The School-to-Work Program at Crook County is in place to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed after high school.

  • Providing opportunity for Work Experience, Internships, and Tutoring allows for a contextual experience in which students can apply classroom   learning to real life situations and recognize the connection.
  • The School-to-Work Program strives to assist students in finding their career path and to provide resources toward a smooth transition to life after high school.

 

 

Fall treesJoe Becker – Program Coordinator
Crook County High School
1100 SE Lynn Blvd
Prineville, OR  97754
Phone: 541-416-6906
Fax: 541-416-6907
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The School-to-Work Program at Crook County is not an easy grade or free pass.  The program is in place to assist students in pursuing a career path and understanding what it will take to succeed in their chosen career.  Students participating in the program must meet GPA, attendance, and conduct requirements.

Much of the learning which takes place is “contextual,” occurs in real life situations and hands on environments.  Students will learn basic concepts such as workplace readiness, workplace behavior, business ethics, job-finding strategies, resumes, and interview skills.

Business Benefits

  • Employees see their careers in a new perspective and become re-energized.
  • Opportunity to better prepare students for the workplace.
  • Basic academic skills serve as building blocks for career-related expertise.
  • Start making the connection between what you learn in the classroom and future career success.

Student Benefits

  • Basic academic skills serve as building blocks for career-related expertise.
  • Start making the connection between what you learn in the classroom and future career success.

Work Experience

Work Experience teaches young people how to perform in a business setting.  Students acquire a firm foundation of knowledge and skills, confidence in their own abilities, and an understanding that learning continues for life.

Students earn academic credit for each semester that STW requirements are met while working in a paid after/before school or summer job with an emphasis placed on transferable skills in line with the students future career goals.

Internships

Internships are unpaid work-based educational experiences that bridge the gap between academics and career exploration.  Students are better prepared to make appropriate choices regarding colleges and fields of study as a result of the internship experience.  Internships allow for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field.  Students are expected to conduct themselves as professionals including; appropriate dress, punctuality, and conduct.

Students earn academic credit for each semester that STW requirements are met while working in a unpaid after/before school or summer internship with an emphasis placed on transferable skills in line with the students future career goals.

Juvenile & Peer Tutoring

Juvenile Tutoring is an ideal opportunity for students interested in careers in education and/or working with children.  Students will be assigned to a class in one of Crook County’s elementary or middle schools.  Students will assist teachers with lessons, work one-on-one with students, and receive mentorship from the assigned teacher.  Emphasis is put on transferable work skills and learning career related standards for teachers.

Peer Tutoring matches up tutors with fellow high school students in classroom settings but with a focus on one-on-one tutoring opportunities.  Peer tutors reinforce basic skills that traditionally lead to academic success including; time management, problem solving techniques and independent learning.  The main goal of Peer Tutoring is to build the peer student’s self-confidence in and out of class.