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School-to-Careers

School-to-Careers Office
Kathy Ruggles
School-to-Careers Coordinator
Room 302
ruggles_k@4j.lane.edu
(541) 790-8012

SCHOOL-TO-CAREER OFFICE OFFERINGS

  • Work Study Program
  • School-based work Experiences
  • Long Term Internship Experiences
  • Part-time Employment

Career Advising

  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Resource
  • Job Shadow Assistance
  • Service Learning Resource
  • Interview Preparation

Testing Services

  • Food handler card testing – By Appointment
  • ASVAB
  • Career and Interest Assessment – By Appointment

Job Postings and Referral Services

  • Students
  • Businesses
  • Community Agencies

Career Related Learning and Extended Application
Senior Project Team
CAM Programs Coordination
Career Symposium Coordination

RTEC and College Now (click for more info)
Career Pathways Course registration
College Now Course Registration and Enrollment Assistance

WORK STUDY
SouthWORKs structured career related learning programs give you a chance to earn class credit and document extended work-based experiences. SouthWORK courses include career exploration (i.e. service learning internships), on-the-job application of specific class instruction and credit towards graduation for part-time employment. Participation in personal and professional development activities and employer evaluation is required each semester.

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (11 – 12)
.5 Credits: Applied Arts or Career Related Learning Experience, Exceptions Class
Prerequisites: Advance course student and STC Coordinator approval

A career related learning experience that is an extension of classroom instruction into a workplace setting, school-based project or enterprise that integrates on-the-job and practical field experiences. CWE experiences are both paid and unpaid, and result in graded credit for students. Teacher or supervisor evaluation is required.

SOUTHWORK – CAREER EXPLORATION/ Internship (11 -12)
.5 Credits: Applied Arts or Career Related Learning Experience, Exceptions Class
Prerequisites: Enrollment in three regular classes, and STC Coordinator approval

The placement of a student in a career or profession of interest, to explore and learn specifics about work culture, skill sets and educational requirements. Participation in personal and professional development activities and mentor evaluation is required. This is a Pass/ No Pass course

COMMUNITY & RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE (10 –12)
.5 Credits: Applied Arts or Career Related Learning Experience, Exceptions Class
Prerequisites: Enrollment in three regular classes, and STC Coordinator approval

Work site supervisors verify students applied skills to resolve real problems, and use appropriate workplace skill and attitudes. This experience must be paid and may occur in a public, private or non-profit organization. This experience may not result in academic credit. Participation in personal and professional development activities and supervisor evaluation is required. This is a Pass/No Pass course.

CAREER-ALIGNED MASTERY PROGRAMS of STUDY

Career-Aligned Mastery (CAM) Programs of Study are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are competent in critical academic areas and career/life knowledge. These skills provide a platform for further schooling, employment, and productive living. Students who successfully complete these programs of study meet state Career Related Learning Standards and are able to apply and transfer knowledge to new situations, solve problems, communicate, work in teams, and plan their future. Students in these programs are encouraged to pass state benchmark assessments in Reading, Writing, and Math, and participate in a variety of career cluster related activities in and outside of school and create a comprehensive portfolio.

There are three Career Cluster areas at South:

Arts and Communications – Visual Arts, Journalism, Music Performance, Theater Arts
Business and Management – Marketing, Culinary Arts and Information Technology
Human Resources – Early Childhood Education

CAM teachers and the School-to-Careers coordinator work with students to guide them through this personalized learning experience. Many students in CAM use their portfolio as documentation and demonstration of skills and achievements for college admission, scholarships, and employment.