Scope and Services
The scope and services of the work-based activity plan are to provide both the employer and the student a quality and positive work/study relationship. Through this experience, students learn work habits essential for an occupation related to their field of study.
No additional budgetary resources are necessary as this plan is the responsibility of the work-based learning coordinator.
The student is to demonstrate the competencies gained from the institution. In return, the employer evaluates the student on items such as appearance, manner, initiative, accuracy, cooperation, responsibility, enthusiasm, and progress.
The steps of the plan are as follows:
- The student completes and returns the work-based learning application.
- The instructor completes the evaluation and makes a recommendation.
- The training agreement is completed and signed by the student, the job-site employer, and the in-house coordinator.
- The student signs the responsibilities contract document.
- The student agrees to the conditions of class attendance and submission of weekly report sheets as outlined in the ‘Student Responsibilities Contract’.
All plans, including the Work-based Activity Plan, are included on the school’s website.
Evaluations of the Plan
Plans are evaluated by the faculty and approved by the Administrative Council.
Work-based student records are maintained in the placement office, and each week data is distributed to instructors for the purpose of continuous improvement of the work-based learning process.
After all five steps have been completed and approval has been granted by the work-based learning coordinator, the student then begins interning at the job site. Once on the job site, the student works an eight-hour day, five days a week. All work is “live,” and the student performs his/her duties the same as a regular employee and eventually works with little to no supervision.
Constituents with Whom the Plan is Shared
Constituents involved in this process are the employer, the work-based learning coordinator, the student, and the instructor. In addition, the plan is shared with the community – as it is listed on the school’s website.