Presentation on theme: "Michigan Career Placement Association The In’s and Out’s of Placing Students in a Work Environment."— Presentation transcript:
Michigan Career Placement Association The In’s and Out’s of Placing Students in a Work Environment
Lisa Bartell, Past President Co-op/Career Specialist, Kalamazoo RESA Debbie Lynch, President CTE Coordinator, Williamston High School Beverly Brown, State of Michigan Representative Program and Placement Specialist Department of Education, Office of Career & Technical Education WELCOME
WHAT IS MCPA MCPA is a professional organization whose goal is to provide direction and leadership to individuals involved in Work Based Learning.
What is Work Based Learning Types of Work Based Learning opportunities Key Components Documentation requirements Next Steps Benefits of MCPA SUMMARY OF PRESENTATION
WHAT IS WORK BASED LEARNING? (WBL) To provide students with a planned program of job training and other employment experiences related to a chosen career.
Better prepared for future employment May earn money to support future goals Improved attendance and better grades More interested in additional education and training Develop better problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills More goal-oriented Better understand real-life issues Have increased focus and purpose BENEFITS OF WBL
Student/Visitor Volunteer Work Based Learning – Non CTE Programs, Paid/Unpaid Work Based Learning State-Approved CTE Programs, Paid/Unpaid In-District/In-School Placements – Unpaid Minor Employee with Work Permit (Not WBL) TYPES OF WBL OPPORTUNITIES
Student Grade Level (Non CTE 9-12, CTE 11-12) Certified Teacher (Vocationally certified for CTE) Pupil Accounting Requirements Time sheets for attendance EDP aligns Work based experience cannot be more than ½ of FTE Documentation must be completed before count day Youth Employment Rules and Regulations Hazardous Occupations Wages Hours Worked Workers Compensation/General Liability Required Record Retention KEY COMPONENTS
WORKSITE VISITS You must visit: Prior to placement Once every 9 weeks Every 30 days for special education students
TRAINING AGREEMENT An agreement between district, employer, student, and parent. Must be on file before work-based placement. Takes the place of a work permit.
TRAINING PLAN The plan details specific job tasks and outlines the educational program to be learned by the trainee. Specific unduplicated skills need to be listed for each 45 hours of unpaid placement. The performance elements (CTE)/job skills (non-CTE) shall be used to assess the pupil’s progress.
SAFETY Safety instruction must be given before placement. A date must be provided of when safety training occurred.
Work Based Learning Guide for Risk Management http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140- 6530_2629_53968-220470--,00.html Administrative Guide for CTE in Michigan http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Administrati ve_Guide_for_CTE_369521_7.pdf Michigan Career Placement Association http://www.mi-cpa.org/ Michigan Transition Services Association http://www.michigantsa.com/ HELPFUL RESOURCES
Reference the documents and websites provided Get to know your auditor Get involved and become a member of MCPA Attend the October and June MCPA Workshops NEXT STEPS
Professional Development Fall WBL Workshop – Lansing, MI (October 21-22, 2013) Summer WBL Workshop–Lansing, MI (June 19-20, 2013) Communication Newsletters Networking Regional meetings State updates Ask the board a question Resources Website – sample forms and documents BENEFITS OF MCPA