Expectations & Responsibilities

Eligibility Requirements

  • The training component must address all of the state adopted standards, and provide students with diverse learning experiences that allow for a broad understanding of the business or industry.
  • The student is expected to enroll in the course for the entire school year. In accordance with TMISD procedures, a student may enter or exit the course when extenuating circumstances warrant such a change to be made.
  • The student must be a minimum of 16 years of age and hold valid work documentation (social security card) for paid work experiences.
  • Any student who is unemployed for more than 15 consecutive days is not eligible to earn contact hours and will be removed from the class.

 

Of the Student

  • Perform job responsibilities
  • Communicate needs and suggest support strategies
  • Follow through on commitments
  • Adhere to workplace guidelines and procedures
  • Comply with expectations for job performance, behavior, and social interactions
  • Show respect, be responsible, and follow through on commitments
  • Learn as much as possible about the work environment and the job

 

Of the Employer/Training Supervisor

  • Model expectations
  • Give clear, detailed, and repeated directions
  • Communicate expectations for job performance, behavior, and social interactions
  • Explain consequences for inappropriate behavior
  • Identify the best methods of communication for each student
  • Capitalize on each student’s learning style and identify support strategies
  • Discuss progress and improvements in performance
  • Teach skills needed for successful job performance
  • Communicate with students on a regular basis
  • Communicate with school liaisons on a regular basis

 

Of the Teacher

  • Orient students to the workplace
  • Orient students to their roles and responsibilities
  • Communicate expectations for job performance, behavior, and social interactions
  • Explain consequences for inappropriate behavior
  • Orient employers to their roles as mentors and supervisors
  • Help students communicate their support needs and strategies
  • Help employers capitalize on students’ learning styles and identify support strategies
  • Communicate with students and employers on a regular basis
  • Link work‐based learning experiences to classroom learning and academic curriculum

 

Please see specific course Training Plans and Student/Parent Agreement for details of expectations related specifically to that course on How It Works