Pre-employment summer work experience provides a work-based learning experience in a competitive integrated setting within the community. The primary objective is the development of employability skills in a real work environment, and exposure to occupations within the student’s career pathway; resulting in more informed transition planning while in high school, and improved post-secondary education/training and employment outcomes.
- The program will consist of 6 consecutive weeks of work-based learning experiences during the summer.
- Students will work a total of 16 hours at the worksite(s) over the course of four days within each week, with a target of 4 hours worked per day. The fifth day of each week will consist of 4 hours of classroom style experience wherein students will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences during the week as well as participate in soft skills training.
- Students will be paid $7.65 an hour for the duration of the summer work experience. UCP hires the student as a temporary employee and serves as the employer of record.
- The summer work experience is available to eligible VR clients who are enrolled in high school. The summer prior to the last year of high school will be targeted.