How do you get experience in your chosen field while still in school? At Central Montco Technical High School, Work-Based Studies (WBS) connects classroom learning with work-based experience and teams employers, educators, community leaders, students and parents. The Work-Based Studies Experiences at CMTHS include:
- Clinical Experiences: Non-paid, work-based experiences in hospitals, long term care facilities and day care centers.
- Internships: Paid and non-paid work-based experiences for a specified length of time.
- Cooperative Education: Program related placements that are paid, on-the-job training positions and are considered an extension of the classroom.
The timeline for placement is individualized and based on student need. Students are trained under the direct supervision of the employer and are assigned a mentor. Students' progress is monitored and evaluated by the school and the employer on a continual basis.