OSTC-SE has experienced a lot of success this year with our Work-Based Learning program. The program serves as an extension of instructional classrooms for students who have learned necessary skills from their instructors. Currently, we have 46 students who are working in their respective industries. Several days a week Monday through Friday, students are out working in the field, while continuing to attend classes here at campus on the alternate days.
The overall goal of this program is to expose students to a real worksite, put into practice the skills learned at our campus, build their resume, foster relationships with employers, and gain letters of recommendation which helps tremendously with scholarship and college applications.
In order to qualify for a Work-Based Learning opportunity, a student must be recommended by their instructor, meet attendance and grade based criteria, have a resume and letter of introduction prepared, have practiced their interview skills, and understand how valuable networking skills are. On the other hand, student employers are vetted through a rigorous process to ensure and that student safety is met and is priority number one.
Some of our student employers are:
- Dean Sellers Ford
- Suburban Toyota Collection and Collision
- Beaumont Health Care System
- Providence Hospital
- Penske Automotive
- United Shore Professional Baseball League
- Campbell Industrial Contractors