Internship and Job Shadowing Information

  • Internships and job shadowing experiences will help connect technical skill development at the application level to authentic industry-related experiences for the individual student learner across all fields and pathways. The goal for every Olathe School District student is to use their secondary experiences to further define their post-secondary plans. Through involvement in one of Olathe’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways, Olathe Advanced Technical Center advanced technical programs, 21st Century Academies, visual arts or performing arts programs, we offer to qualified seniors a capstone Work Based Learning (WBL) experience to enhance skill development, attain a certification and experience greater student success in the 21st century workforce.

    COVID-19 Update for WBL Placements

    The unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 has led to some uncertainty with WBL placements for the 2020–21 school year, and we do not know what the Work Based Learning Placements will look like for the upcoming school year. At this time we would like to know how many students are interested in a placement to assist with planning moving forward. We will continue to follow the guidelines and policies mandated by Olathe Public Schools and the State of Kansas. We will keep you informed when a decision has been made.

    Who May Participate

    • Second semester juniors or first semester seniors in any CTE Pathway, OATC program or academy who would like potential placement in a WBL experience during their senior year

    Next Steps

    1. Read the WBL Student Handbook
    2. Complete the the Spring 2021 application
    3. After being placed in an internship, complete al post-placement forms and requirements

    21st Century Academy Internship 101 Tips

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