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Career Related Programs

Career Related Programs

Diversified Occupations Class (800)
Grade 12 Weight 1.0 Credit: 1 year

Diversified Occupations Work (801-804)
Grade 12 Weight 1.0 Credit: .5 semester
Diversified Occupational Education is a program of vocational education that provides occupational training and work experience to interested seniors in any occupation of their choice. It is a blending of classroom study in work orientation, personal responsibilities, job readiness, employability skills, and on-the-job learning experiences with local, industrial, and business concerns. Students attend class daily and may then be released from school for practical learning experiences on-the-job.

Students who are unable to gain admission to the vocational technical school because of a quote system or those seeking training in occupations for which the high school and the vocational technical school do not offer programs are the most likely candidates for inclusion in the program. Vo-Ag students having had vocational training at the high school will not be accepted in the program. Students must have a minimum of sixteen major credits towards graduation to be eligible. Those students with the minimum number of credits will be scheduled for one period release (803, 804) only and must carry six majors. Others may be scheduled for two periods of release (801, 802) and carry five majors.

Job Shadowing (no course number, no credit given) -
Beginning October 1, students in grades 9 through 12 have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about careers and the world of work through job shadowing. Typically, students will spend a half or full day at the work site. For students in grades 9 through 11, the shadowing experience meets one of the career activity electives for the graduation project. Students must complete an application form, which is available in the Career Center.

Mentoring (no course number, no credit given) - High School juniors and seniors interested in learning about career opportunities in Accounting, ACE Design, ACE Trades, Art, Culinary, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Insurance, or Law are encouraged to apply for this year’s mentoring programs sponsored in conjunction with YCAL, business partners, and community organizations. Students who have been accepted into this program, through an application process, will work side-by-side with professionals who will offer hands-on experiences in their respective fields.

Our students will learn career and work skills, alongside students from neighboring York County high schools. Students will be guided by mentors as they delve into the above industry areas. They will be exposed to actual work environments since all mentoring programs are conducted at local businesses. Students will be a part of a team, will participate in hands-on activities, will have opportunities to take field trips, and will have an opportunity to network, learn, and grow as they are exposed to the various disciplines within the industry.

Students generally meet with their mentors one time per month for a 2 hour session, usually starting between 4 and 4:30 pm. The programs meet monthly through April and have culminating projects, presentations, contests, and awards in May. It is our belief that a hands-on approach and exposure to career elements within the industry is the best method in which to experience an occupation. This is a wonderful opportunity and may lead to future employment, internships, and scholarships. High School Internship Training Program - William F. Goodling Advanced Skills Center http://www.advskills.org/ - students must meet eligibility requirements and complete an application before admission to the program is approved. There is a limited number of openings each year. Current program choices include: Machining Technology, Automotive Technician, Nurse Aide Training, Welding Technology, CAD/CAM/Animation, Healthcare I & II, Geospatial Technology (GIS), Robotics, and Repair Technology.