Cooperative Work Experience
If you are working an average of 10 hours per week, you could be eligible for Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) credit. CWE is an elective credit. You can earn up to 2.0 CWE credits.
How do I apply for CWE?
You can meet with Martin Mares, SMHS Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator, in the main within the first two weeks of any quarter. He will give you a CWE contract to be completed and signed by the student, parent, employer and CWE Coordinator.
What are my responsibilities?
First, you must be employed an average of 10 hours per week by an employer recognized by the state with regular payroll deductions. Second, you will need to attend monthly "Keys to Success" seminars. Each quarter you will be asked to complete a Self-Evaluation based on the 8 Keys to Employability.
What are my employer’s responsibilities?
Each quarter your employer will be asked to complete a short Employer Evaluation based on the 8 Keys to Employability. Mr. Mares will contact your employer to collect the evaluation and discuss your job performance.
How much credit will I earn?
You will earn .25 credits per quarter. The maximum you can earn in the Cooperative Work Experience program is 2.0 credits.
How can I contact the CWE Coordinator?
Mr. Mares is available during normal school hours in the main office. You can also contact him by phone at (541)842-3860 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
When are the seminars?
Regularly scheduled seminars are posted in the daily announcements. If you need further details please contact our main office.