An apprenticeship is a formal system of training supervised by high school personnel while the student is in high school. Apprenticeships involve two required components: on the job training and related classroom instruction. On the job training is given under the supervision of the employer whose role it is to provide structured formalized training as defined in a training plan. While, classroom instruction occurs at the high school, applied technology college, etc. Apprentices earn a wage while they learn a career. The apprenticeship must be registered with the Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Placement into an apprenticeship program is based on the student's College and Career Ready Plan.
CTE Internships provide on the job training opportunities that are directly related to a career goal and course of study identified through the College and Career Ready Plan. Therefore, a student must have taken or currently be enrolled in a CTE class related to the internship opportunity. This Work-Based Learning experience is designed to bridge the gap between school and work. Appropriate supervision by a school/district coordinator must be maintained.
Strands and Standards
A growing number of young people leave school without a knowledge or foundation required to find and hold a good job. This course emphasizes skills needed to successfully prepare young people for the work environment and shows relevance of academic classes to future career and educational goals. The course covers: the application process, legal and safety issues, ethics, goal setting, teamwork, conflict resolution, attitude, incorporating UtahFutures and the Pathways initiatives, etc. Workplace Skills is the classroom instruction component to a student’s related Work-Based Learning experience, i.e. CTE Internships.