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Work Experience

The major goal of General Work Experience Education is to enable students to become productive, responsible individuals through supervised, paid employment experiences and classroom instruction. Through partnerships with local businesses, WEE utilizes the community’s business-industrial complex as a career-training laboratory in which students can develop a positive work ethic, learn, and develop skills to improve performance in an actual work setting. Achievement of these objectives requires the integrated efforts of administrators, teachers, counselors, students, parents/legal guardians, and employers.
To participate in Work Experience Education a student takes a one hour class each week at Lopez and works at his or her job. He or she gets credit for the class work and can also earn credit for working by submitting a timesheet each week and having the Work Experience teacher meet with his or her supervisor at least once per quarter. See the Work Experience teacher for more details.
Work Experience Education Forms