Welcome to the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center work-based learning website! This website is created as a resource for students and teachers who participate in the Work-Based Learning program, and for those who have an interest in the program.
Work-Based Learning is a unique form of education, which integrates classroom study with supervised work experience. These programs are designed to provide students with a smooth transition from a school environment to a work environment. Below you'll find several types of work-based learning programs offered at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center.
School-to-Apprenticeship As apprentices, students will participate in a U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) program as they complete their graduation requirements. As part-time employees, they will receive structured on-the-job training combined with classroom work.
Cooperative Education (Co-Op) "Co-Op" assists students in a developing real occupational skills in the form of a paid part-time job corresponding to their area of study. While the employee commitment is limited for the duration of the school year, many students are often retained after graduation.
Internship As interns, students spend several weeks at a job. While there, they will gain insight related to one or more functions of the career area. In many cases, internships evolve into co-op opportunities or non-school-related employment.
Job Shadow The job shadow provides a real-world one-day experience into a work environment where classroom learning comes alive in a new context. During the day, students will partner with an industry professional who serves as your mentor. The mentor show the students careers that are related to their educational interests.