What is Work-Based Learning?
The mission of the Work-Based Learning program in Kuna School District is to provide students with an opportunity to gain exposure to specific occupations, to understand the connections between academic/vocational studies and the world of work, and to enhance their employable skills.
Students completing the Work-Based Learning program in Kuna School District will:
- Apply academic/vocational knowledge and skills in the world of work
- Understand the basic competencies needed for individual occupations
- Use appropriate communication skills - verbal and written
- Understand and use employability skills in the areas of work habits, work attitudes, socialization skills, health, and safety
- Understand the importance of broad transferable knowledge and skills
- Understand "all aspects of the industry" for individual occupations
Acceptance to Kuna High School's Work-Based Learning program is based on a screening of the individual. Selection is based upon employability skills and site availability. The work experience is generally non-paid and may occur in a public, private, or non-profit organization or business. Students are responsible for locating a work-based learning site and participating in the development of a training plan. The Work-Based Learning Coordinator will assist as needed. Students must have transportation with proof of insurance. Credit will be given based on hours at the work site. Enrollment is limited.
Please contact Gale Patten, GPatten@kunaschools.org for more info.