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Salem High students partnering with the community

September 14, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - There are about 55 students enrolled in the Career Based Intervention program at Salem High School.

The introductory career-based program is designed to assist students improve academic competence, develop employability skills, implement a career plan for post secondary education and/or careers and graduate from high school.

Teacher Will Klucinec said there are about 20 freshmen and sophomores and 35 juniors and seniors in the program that also provides a combination of educational and work-based learning opportunities for student success.

Junior and senior students, 15 whom are females, work on the local economy and Klucinec said there are students working at BOC Water Hydraulics, Haltec, Marc's, Bob Evans, Arby's, Panera Bread in Warren, Ezio's and MacDonald's.

Ron Johnson is in charge of the freshmen and sophomore students.

Klucinec keeps a constant look out for businesses looking for general labor, maintenance or entry level situations where students can work after noon when their normal classes are concluded for the day.

"We have students searching for work experience and volunteer experience," he said.

Klucinec actively keeps and eye out for speakers who can address employability and workplace skills that would help students understand the skills and/or credentials necessary for successful employment.

Interested business people can contact him at or by calling 330-332-8905, ext. 58321.

Students within the program develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to be successful in the 21st century workplace.

"We go over all types of scenarios, issues at work and with their bosses," Klucinec said, explaining students get all their requirements in class time, develop competencies such as creative thinking, decision making, problem solving, moral reasoning, communication skills and appropriate social skills.

The program develops a portfolio that includes credentials, work samples, work history, resumes, letters of recommendation, relevant community services, and extracurricular experiences.



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