Business Guide to Hiring High School Students

The mission of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) Program is to assist in providing a highly trained, technologically
sophisticated, and career oriented young work force by developing partnerships which lead the participating student into meaningful careers.

FAQ’s About WBL Student Employee
Age? 16 – 18 years old, Junior or Senior in High School
Quality? Student receives teacher recommendations and has good behavior and attendance to qualify for the WBL program.
Hours? Often students arrive at 2:00 and work agreed upon # of hours/days/week. Recommended <25 hours/week. Availability is student schedule dependent.
Employment? Direct or through staffing agency. $10 – $14/hour is suggested.
Mentor? Company will identify a key employee to set goals and to be aware of their environment and the contribution they make to the company. Mentor is of character that the student could strive to emulate.
Accountability? WBL Coordinators will meet with the student employee multiple times per year and sometimes onsite at the company. Mentor will be asked to review the student employee regularly.
Interested? Contact us for your area High School Work-Based Learning Program Coordinator