Career Development

Career Development


Career Development / Work Based Learning ("Co-op")
Instructor: Jason Finley
802-728-9595. x444
jfinley@orangesouthwest.org


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RTCC supports every student in their personal, social, academic, and career development. Our Guidance Office works with students, families, and sending schools to ensure a smooth transition from high school to an education, career, and lifestyle that's right for them. Whether it's helping students choose the right courses, select an appropriate program, plan for life after graduation, or simply provide ongoing assurance and outreach, our Guidance office is there every step of the way. 

fire studentsOur Work Based Learning program helps students discover opportunities in high pay and high growth careers, explore career pathways, and develop employability skills. It also gives students the opportunity to take the skills they've learned in our classrooms and apply them in a community-based setting, while further developing both technical and employability skills.

As important as gaining employability skills are, work-based learning gives students an invaluable experience that, with our Guidance Coordinator, they can reflect on as they work to plan academic pathways after graduation.

 
career development information

RTCC's new College and Career Lab

Our College and Career Lab is designed to bring in-school learning and out-of-school experience together. Check out our College and Career Lab offerings by clicking on the link in the documents box to the left.

We also encourage students to put together a digital portfolio of their work to help market themselves to potential employers. Learn more about how a digital portfolio can help you succeed at RTCC.

Work Schedules

In collaboration with the Work Based Learning coordinator, individual schedules are developed that fit the needs of both student and employer.  Work hours may be during school time or on evenings/weekends.

Grades

Co-op is a graded experience.  The evaluations performed by work site supervisors are the basis for a grade that is factored into the overall instructional program grade.

For a list of our Work Based Learning Community Partners, click on the link in the "documents" box to the left. For more information, contact Jason Finley at 728-9595 extension 444.