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Home Up What's Out There? Ready to Work? Actual Placement Career Exp Reflection



Now it's time to make a choice and get out there.

By this stage you should have picked some type of career that you think you may like?  Explain what career it is and what motivates you to obtain this career (examples include: you know someone who does it, money, recognition). Hopefully you can give reason why this is a could be a good fit for you. Include some facts that indicate that you know something about the field you have chosen. (examples include: duties, risks, wages, job opportunities)

 If you are not truly sold on the particular career selected, explain why you are having a difficult time in selecting a career (examples include: too many choices, not enough information, not ready to select one).   






Now when it comes to looking for a placement, we have to find a balance between your choice, availability and mobility. If there is a place available in your choice that is willing and able to host you, and you can get there; there is no problem. Sometimes, a choice is too specific, or they don't have the work or desire to participate in the program. Sometimes there is no easy means to get to the work place. These are some reasons we may have to look another or a related place of work as a back up. The thing to remember is any experience can be a great experience. Even a bad experience is good if you learn from it.

Let's get you out there! The next step is a 2 part process.

Step 1-Shortlist Your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices may be all related or not related at all. The top choice should be your best choice for your circumstances.Once you do your homework and establish some feasible placements, fill in the information and pass it in so that the calls can be made for confirmation.

Also included on the form is a place for you to make you think and identify the possible dangers that you could be exposed to in these environments. Every workplace poses it's own hazards that are often over looked by the inexperienced.

"Click" on the "PDF" button to the left and print off the document/form. This will be used to identify a potential host.


Step 2-Final Destination At this point a decision has had to be made on the best viable work experience we can arrange. As we noted; any and all work experiences have value. The student is to fill out the descriptive information and sign. Then they have to have their parent/guardian sign at the bottom. The document has to be returned prior to the site inspections for the hosts to sign. All parties must sign prior to the commencement of the placement in order for the Student Insurance Program to kick in to cover the student while on their work placement.

"Click" on the "PDF" button to the left and print off the document/form.This important document will serve as our placement authorization.


Safety Check Before heading to work; do at least 2 of the quizzes found @ "My Safety Sign" that best pertains to the type of work place you are looking to experience. Print off your certificates for submission with your package. <<<"Click" "MY SAFETY SIGN"














Date/Dates of Placement:

Circle Duration:         1day            2Day            3Day

Name and location of Business

Mailing address of business (for thank you card)



Contact Person___________________________________Phone#______________________________________

Type of work Exposure:

Circle PPE (Personal protective equipment) required by student:

            Steel toed boots            coveralls            Safety Glasses        Other:___________________________________

Expected start time: 

Expected Finish Time:


 _________________________________________                      _______________________
Student"s Signature                                                                        Date


 _________________________________________                      _______________________
Families Signature                                                                          Date


 _________________________________________                      _______________________
Teacher"s Signature                                                                       Date


 _________________________________________                      _______________________
Community Host"s Signature                                                         Date


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                                                    Mini Form C                                               

                                                 Employer Evaluation  (Filled out at Placement by Host)   






1=Deficient         2=Needs Improvement       3=Average          4=Proficient            5=Excellent


Student Assignment: Score 
The student arrives in time to be ready to go to work 1     2     3     4     5   
The student comes prepared, dressed and with the needed materials for the activity. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student comes with a positive attitude for the activity. 1     2     3     4     5   

The student is wearing the proper safety equipment for the activity. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student displays an understanding of proper use of equipment and/or tools for the intended manner for the activity. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student exhibits appropriate safe work ethics. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student alerts the teacher/supervisor when a work related problem arises. 1     2     3     4     5   

The student cleans the equipment and/or tools and prepares it for the proper storage. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student stores equipment and gear in the proper manner. 1     2     3     4     5   

The student works well with his/her peers. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student did his/her fair share of the work. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student works well with the teacher/supervisor. 1     2     3     4     5   

The student asks good questions and displays an desire to learn. 1     2     3     4     5   
 - exhibits some knowledge of this type of work and the company 1     2     3     4     5   
 - follows instructions given by the teacher/supervisor. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student's work meets the expectation of the teacher/supervisor. 1     2     3     4     5   
The student took pride in their work. 1     2     3     4     5   

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Using the "Career Exploration Forms", document the following:

When you go out to a placement you are not only building or (hopefully not) burning bridges for yourself, are also doing the same for our school and this program. You are, by default, a Dalbrae O2/Co-op Ambassador that can maintain good connections within our community or close the door on future negotiations for other students down the road. For these reasons, you should make a special effort to be prepared, make a good impression, and be positive by making the most of the situation.

To be prepared, you want to research the business and the type of work you expect to be exposed to. When you do so, you should appear less green than you would otherwise, and not be there just by chance. It also prepares you to ask smart questions. Smart questions, are appropriate, relevant questions that show interest and some thinking or knowledge of work going on or about the business at hand. When you ask questions like "how much product do you ship a day?", or "how many employees might there be working for the company?"... you are showing an interest in the company. If you don't ask any questions, the employer will likely feel you have no interest. I have had employers tell me that the student who was there for a 100 hour placement, worked fine, but never asked one question, which they interpreted as the student there for the wrong reason. At the same time, if you continually bombard them with petty, nonsense questioning, they may become annoyed.

Remember, you are there for somewhat selfish reasons. You are investigating a career for yourself to consider. As a result, when the time is right you should be questioning the people you are with questions like: