1. Provide information on transition from high school to college and employment
2. Provide assessments and guidance on scholarships, careers, vocational training, and work experience
3. Issue work permits, approve student work sites, and teach weekly work experience classes
4. Provide students with the ability to attend regular classes, work in a paid job, and receive high school elective credit for employment
1. Expose PUSD students to college and other post secondary institutions
· College Night
· On-site admission
· University speakers at the high schools
· Financial Aid night for every high school
· Student and parent post secondary presentation
· Set up field trips for parents and students to visit surrounding colleges
· Teach our students about the A - G requirements, tests and college applications
· Educate our student and staff regarding the new AB 540 Law for undocumented residents
2. Recruit our students to become teachers
· Expose students to possible district tutoring jobs
· Introduction to the Future Teacher of Pomona Institute
· Direct them to the Tapt/Building Bond Program at Cal Poly and Mt. Sac
3. Seek scholarships and grants
· Public sectors
· Private sectors
4. Recruit businesses to participate in our work-to-career programs
· Job Shadow
· Career mentorships
· District Career/Job Fair
5. Coordinate activities in the district's career centers
· Software, ACT
· ROP classes
· Work permits
· Work experience classes
4. Interest inventories for students
· ACT- Discovery
7. Placement of students in Adult School
8. Issue Work Permits to students ages 14 through 18.
9. Ensure compliance with all labor laws.
10. Approve work sites and inspect job sites each quarter.
11. Provide related instruction for students enrolled in the Work Experience program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Work Permit and why do I need one?
A. Work Permits are required for students ages 14 through 17 who are attending school to work.
Q. How do I obtain a Work Permit?
A. Go to the Career Center at your high school
Q. How do I obtain a Work Permit if your high school is closed?
A. Go to the Pupil Resources office located at the Village @ Indian Hill.
Q. May a private school issue Work Permits to its students?
A. No, only public school districts may issue work permits. Students attending private schools must obtain work permits from their neighborhood public schools.
Q. Does a high school graduate need a Work Permit in order to work?
A. No. High school graduates and 18-year olds do not need Work Permits.
Q. What hours may I work?
A. Work Experience class is offered at each of the high schools starting at 7:15 AM during the school year and at 6:50 AM during summer school. Village Academy High School offers their program during lunchtime on Wednesdays during the school year.
Q. Does my employer grade my performance?
A. No. Your job supervisor will complete an evaluation of your work each quarter and mail it to your home school. You will receive a copy of each evaluation, but no grade.
Q. If there is no grade, then what mark goes on my report card?
A. A no mark (NM) will be given for the first two progress reports, and to those who enter the program too late in the semester. Your final report card will state PASS or FAIL and the number of credits you earned based on assignments completed and hours worked.
Q. How do assignments completed and hours worked translate into credits?
A. 15-18 assignments, course work, and 150-180 hours = 5 credits
10-14 assignments, course work, and 100-149 hours = 4 credits
6-9 assignments, course work, and 60-99 hours = 3 credits
4-5 assignments, course work, and 40-59 hours = 2 credits
2-3 assignments, course work, and 30-39 hours = 1 credit
Q. What is the Work Experience Education (WEE)?
A. WEE is a State-approved, accredited vocational education program that provides exploratory, general, and vocational curricula which supports academic instruction
Q. What are teacher responsibilities in the WEE program?
A. Responsibilities with students include the following:
· Issue work permits
· Approve workstations
· Evaluate student performance
· Approve students for enrollment
· Assist students with job placement
· Observe and consult with students
· Prepare and conduct WEE classes
· Prepare formal training agreements
· Determine the number of credits given
· Visit student work sites twice each semester
· Know state and federal labor laws regarding minors
Responsibilities with the Post-Secondary Transition Specialist and the Career Centers include the following:
· Assist with financial aid applications
· Administer the Discovery program and Career Inventory assessment
· Administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test
· Coordinate college presentations (university speakers) in September, October, and November
· Assist with College Night, Career Day & Job Fair, and the Pomona Chamber of Commerce Scholarship luncheon
Q. What are benefits of the WEE program to students, the District, and the community?
A. Benefits to students include the following:
· Units of elective credit
· Increased communication
· Goal setting and work objectives
· Accountability and representation
· Community partnering and connections
· Work experience and promotional opportunities
Benefits to the District include the following:
· Added elective credits
· Local control of Work Permits
· Fewer students the classrooms
· Liaison with the business community
· On-site knowledge of labor laws and regulations
Benefits to the community include the following:
· Local labor information center
· Liaison with local high schools
· Business and industry promotion
· Source of labor for current and future needs
· Workers with greater availability and accountability