The Program provides students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge while learning workplace basics which will support the specific skills needed to become workplace ready. Students will experience jobs and careers related to their school studies and their future plans, while earning credit towards graduation. These internships open the door to Extended Learning Opportunities through exposure to actual work situations, organizational relationships and equipment and technologies that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.
To participate in the NCWEP, students should discuss with their guidance counselor their credit accumulation to see if an internship is right for them. They should also discuss what type of internship makes sense for their future plans. Parents should be involved as they will need to give permission for students to take an offsite internship. At last, the student should meet with the school internship coordinator to identify which internships are available and appropriate for them. The school internship coordinator will also lead the student through the application process.