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September 26, 2018

Work Study Program Helps Make Students Employable


FULTON – G. Ray Bodley High School has created a Career Exploration/Work-Study Learning Experience to help students obtain 21st Century workplace skills.

Student Noah Phellps, right, shares his excitement for English as a Second Language with his peers in GRB’s ESL classroom where he is learning new skills as part of the high school’s work study program.

Student Noah Phellps, right, shares his excitement for English as a Second Language with his peers in GRB’s ESL classroom where he is learning new skills as part of the high school’s work study program.

The program, coordinated by teacher Mike Thurlow, is open to students in grades 11 and 12 who aim to utilize theories and skills they gathered in their classroom and apply them to real-world work environments.

The CEWSLW will help students map out their futures by allowing them to explore their interests, values, strengths and weaknesses, all while acquiring credit toward graduation.

New skills gained will be applied at job sites throughout the Fulton community.

Available experiences include, but are not limited to, banking, cosmetology, construction, hotel management, sports management, marketing and culinary arts.

Thurlow said while 25 local businesses have shown their support for the program, additional possibilities are endless.

Thurlow said students will complete a resume, cover letter and job experience.

He will conduct student interviews and have them participate in round-table discussions alongside their parents and participating business partners.

A program requirement, he said, is students will have to write reflections of their experiences.

For more information, call Thurlow at 315-593-5400, ext. 2100.

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