We are so excited to share an opportunity for Central Nine Senior Students for 2017-2018. Out of forty-two grant applications submitted, Central Nine Career Center was chosen as one of 18 applicants to receive a grant that will allow us to implement the Governor’s Work Ethic Certification Program. Earning this certificate is a way for the students to demonstrate that they possess the employability and character skills needed to be successful as they enter post secondary institutions, apprenticeships, the military, and/or the workforce.
Students receiving the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate will be measured in ten areas of academic and work ethic competency. Six subjective measures (Integrity, Motivation, Professionalism, Adaptability, Communication, and Teamwork) will be evaluated by teachers or other adults confirming that a student has met these requirements. Students must also complete six hours of community service, have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, meet all graduation requirements, have an attendance rate of 98%, and have one or fewer discipline referrals for the year.
Our next step is to continue working with our business community and post secondary institutions to determine how they will commit their support of this program and to the students earning the certificate. Based on the feedback we have received from the business community, it is obvious that they place great value on employees who are at work on a regular basis and on time, able to work with others, able to solve problems, and are self-starters.
We would like for you to encourage your student to participate in this program. Students will be able to sign up for the program in the Student Services office at Central Nine at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. If you have any questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Allison Naum at 317-888-4401 ext. 294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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