Internship Forsyth (Work-Based Learning) opportunities in Forsyth County Schools are structured experiences that connect a student's career goal and career pathway with a productive work environment. Students in IF may be paid or unpaid.The program provides students with opportunities for instruction not only in academics but also in occupational skills, career exploration, and guidance in identifying employment and educational goals. Students have the opportunity to connect what they learn in school with the work-site application, enabling a smooth transition into the workforce and/or education beyond high school.
Internship Forsyth program:
Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate in Internship Forsyth. Consult your school counselor, a Career Development Coordinator, or Valery L. Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org /College and Career Development) for further information.The application process:
- on-the-job training guided by a skilled work-site mentor
training based on competency standards developed by industry and labor
student support through a work-site mentor, a school Career Development Coordinator, and a Career Development Specialist at the district level.
- Application (obtain from the school counselor)
- Two teacher recommendations
- Review of discipline record, attendance, and semester averages
The work site:
- Adherence to state and national safety standards
A training plan that includes specific skills and duties