Preparing Students for the Real World

Preparing Students for the Real World
Posted on 08/24/2017
cprThe Career Technical Education program at Arapahoe Charter School, headed by Laurie Bennett, prepares students for the real world, especially job preparation. To get things started this year, the class orientation simulated a real world job situation that covered classroom (job) expectations, cell phone policy, dress code, tardies and attendance and learning about a Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. According to Mrs. Bennett, the program covers a wide range of subjects that help prepare students to succeed in the job market including Principles of Business and Finance Entrepreneurship I and Project Management. Another important aspect of the program is safety in the workplace and students are familiarized with fire and tornado drills, taught how to use a fire extinguisher and how to react in active shooter situations. As part of the safety training, students kicked off the new school year with a life-saving lesson - hands-on CPR. “One of the most rewarding aspects of this class is watching students learn on the spot,” said Ms. Bennett. “Life lessons like learning CPR can play an important part in a successful future for these students.”