The program provides two components; a half-day of high school academics and a half-day of paid employment in the community. The student worker will receive a grade and credit for participation in the job training program.
The classroom component provides academic instruction based on the courses offered in the high school’s Core Curriculum.
Courses at the high school are designed to teach both pre and post-employment skills, and covers resume writing, interview techniques, completing job applications, work ethics, and associated concerns and skills.
The employer is encoiraged to make a minimal number of hours of employment available to the worker each school day, Monday through Friday.
Employers may also add weekend work hours to the student workers’ schedules, if labor laws permit the additional hours on the weekend. The hours the student works are scheduled by the employer and work coordinator. Wage rates within state and federal guidelines are paid by the employer.
The employer will be required to complete a check-off job evaluation every nine weeks. The student can be removed from the job assignment anytime the employer wishes, and there is no commitment for long term employment.
A work coordinator will provide supervision for the participants at selected work sites. The work coordinator is responsible for developing transition sites, visiting the work sites, and evaluating student progress. Credit and a grade are provided for training program. In most cases, transportation is provided by the district.
Students participating in the program must agree to be respnsible in both school and at the job site. They must maintain a satisfactory level of performance both at school and on the job site. The student worker is expected to accept the directions and constructive criticisms of both the employer and work coordinator. They are also expected to follow the rules and regulations of the employer, and keep the employer’s best interest in mind.
For additional information regarding the Williamsport Area High School Community Based Job Training Program:
Patricia A. Cioffi
Williamsport Area High School
2990 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
School: 570.323.8411 ext. 3199
Secondary Special Education Coordinator
Williamsport Area School District
2780 West Fourth Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
School: 570.327.5500 ext. 33591