Mission and Rationale
The Lincoln Public Schools Work Experience program provides an opportunity for students to be employed and receive school credit for learning from a satisfactory job performance. Work Experience helps develop a positive attitude and promote an understanding of the relationship between formal education and job success through supervised, part time employment as part of the students total school program. The Work Experience program helps young people attain the skills and knowledge required in the work place of today and tomorrow and to transition from school to careers.
Students must have learned basic skills on their educational journey in order to be able to get a job and be a successful employee. On the other hand, many skills are learned on the job that are usually not taught in school. The Work Experience program is one that extends the classroom into the community, establishing a partnership with the business community that promotes the total educational development of the student.
Students may use the Work Experience program for opportunities that include resume enhancement, career exploration, improving employment skills, and early graduation or credit recovery.