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Career Readiness Lab

The Career Readiness Lab Program is designed for students who would benefit from an alternative type of high school experience or who may be deficient in credits.

Career Readiness Lab students will spend at least three grading periods in a structured lab setting where through the use of different types of equipment, projects and career modules they will learn appropriate safety procedures and obtain a variety of skills that will help them focus on a successful career choice. Students in the Career Readiness Lab program who do well, based on instructorsí recommendations, may have an opportunity during the last grading period to work in a JVS career vocational lab to learn more about career opportunities available to them.

Program Highlights:

  • Working knowledge of hand tools
  • Working knowledge of power equipment
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • Lab atmosphere concentrates on both individual and team accomplishments
  • Provides at-risk students with a chance to work in a "h a n d s - o n" environment
  • Familiarizes the students with safety procedures in all lab situations
  • Involvement in VICA activities

This program is for students who:

  • Are 14 years of age at the beginning of the school year
  • Have 0-3 high school credits earned

To be considered for this program students must have:

  • Home school guidance counselor recommendation
  • A JVS application on file

Students may earn up to seven credits a year:

  • Three credits for lab
  • Four credits for academic classes

Upon completion of the Career Readiness Lab Program students can:

  • Return to their home school to finish high school
  • Enroll in the JVS Career Exploration Program
  • Apply for a two year JVS vocational technical program