Work Based Learning Program

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Joanne Custer

(717)652-3170 Ext. 7118
Cooperative Education Coordinator

Work Based Learning Program Guidelines

EMPLOYERS, PARENTS, and STUDENTS! Work Based Learning Program... What a great opportunity for seniors at Dauphin County Tech!


  • Work at a business related to their Career & Technical Program and receive a wage
  • Earn school credit for their time at work
  • See firsthand what it is like to work at an actual business
  • Gain valuable "real world" workplace experience for their future career(s)

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Students must have a 70% grade point average in ALL their classes
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from work
  • Students under the age of 18 must have transferable work permit
  • The Work Based Learning Program placement must be related to the student's Career & Technical program. The placement "Caps Off" what the student studied in school
  • Students must have satisfactory attendance and discipline record
  • A junior physical must be on file
  • Students must have proof of health insurance, auto insurance, and a current driver's license

Work Based Learning Program Advantages for Employers:

    • Establishes a partnership between the school and the employer
    • Provides an opportunity to gain ideas from fresh minds
    • Increases the pool of potential full-time, trained employees
    • Keeps DCTS informed of trends in business and industry
    • Provides the employer with a training program that stresses employability skills and good work habits
    • Reduces the time and cost of training if the student is hired for regular employment after graduation

Thank you to our current 2017-2018 Work Based Learning Program worksite partners:

Business and Industry Partners participating in our program:

A.P. Williams, Inc.
Anteil, Inc.
Country Meadows
Cumberland Crossings
E.K. Services, Inc.
Faulkner Honda
H.B. McClure, Inc.

Hamilton Health
Hoffman Ford
PennDot District 8
ProFast, Inc.
Reider Service Station
Salon Noelle
SECCO Electric Division

Service Supply Co.
Super Cuts
Sutliff Chevrolet
Sutliff Volkswagen
Templin Excavating & Trucking
The Witmer Group
Wallett’s Flooring


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Join our Work Based Learning Program Today!

For information please call:

Joanne Custer
Cooperative Education Coordinator
717-652-3170 extension 7118
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