Mr. Bob O'Dell
(810)664-1124 ext. 4160
Mr. O'Dell is available to assist students in arranging paid and/or unpaid work experiences with local businesses. This practical experience allows students to easily see the direct relationship between what is being taught in the classroom, and the skills or behaviors required to be successful in a particular industry.
Work Based Learning
189 Worksite opportunities were provided to CTE students through our local business partners.
Job Shadowing is a worksite career exploration activity that allows students to spend one or two days at a business observing or shadowing an employee while he/she performs a specific job.
➢ 46 Job shadowing experiences
➢ 25 Students participated
➢ 6 Total local business partners
UNPAID WORK EXPERIENCE
Unpaid work experience is a short-term opportunity that allows students to observe and perform occupational skills under the direct supervision of an experienced mentor at a local business.
➢ 108 Unpaid work experiences
➢ 80 Students participated
➢ 2,572Total hours of unpaid work experience
➢ 56 Total local business partners
PAID WORK EXPERIENCE
Paid work experience allows students to build and expand on classroom skills by working in the occupation at a local business. With supervision, paid work experience students independently complete job duties and training tasks, thus making them an asset to the employer.
➢ 35 Paid work experiences
➢ 35 Students participated
➢ 2,460 Total hours of paid work experience
➢ 22 Total local business partners
➢ Wage range: $7.40/hour - $12.00/hour
SPECIAL NEEDS WORKSITE OPPORTUNITIES
➢ 22 Students participated in CTE experiences
➢ 7 Students participated in job shadowing
➢ 43 Students in special education worksites (Team Works, Growth & Opportunity
UNIQUE WORKSITE OPPORTUNITIES
➢ Over 40 jobs full time jobs offered to students post graduation
➢ 2 Students accepted into a DTE Energy Summer Internship
Josh Goriesky and Taylor Sullivan for acceptance to the DTE Energy Summer Internship. Josh and Taylor will participate throughout the summer in a paid internship which will take place here in Lapeer and at the DTE headquarters in Detroit.
Our students that earned a summer job, over 30 students were asked to continue working full and part-time for the companies they participated with during their worksite experience.
Meghan Scandalito for receiving the award for Honorary Worksite Student while working at Boulder Pointe Golf Course.
Special thanks to our local Businesses that have provided over 130 worksite experiences for our students, over 30 positions are paid worksites that will continue employing our students as entry level positions within our local job market.
Click HERE to view a complete list of our current worksites and certificates delivered.