TASC works with our 3 high school partners to offer a myriad of
Internships. We help implement the following:
1. In School Curriculum
a. Lil Closet
c. Family & Consumer Science
d. MRA Pro-Start
2. After School Credit
3. Senior Internships
4. Project Intern
5. Academic Support, Work and Learning
Taunton High School offers a variety of In School Curriculum Internship programs depending on the career path you choose. The business department offers students the opportunity to work at the school store “The Lil Closet” which is open during school hours. Or if you are interested in banking, you could have the opportunity of working at the Bristol County Savings Bank Branch located in the school. In the Family and Consumer Science Department students may go off site to various schools and day cares to obtain hands on learning. The last program, Senior Internships, provides an opportunity for students from the senior class to intern at a local business four days a week. Senior Internships were designed to link the lessons learned in the classroom with work-based experience.
Although In School Curriculum Internships are implemented by Taunton High School, TASC plays a role in the monitoring of the work competencies by overseeing the use of the MA Work Based Learning Plan with each student intern. The WBLP assesses students’ skills and helps them set goals at the workplace that help develop foundational skills that can be transferred to a variety of work and learning scenarios.
For more info please click here or contact the TASC Career Specialist at 508-821-3017.
After-School Credit – Taunton High School
Students can earn 2.5 credits per semester for working at their after school job. Students are only eligible to receive credits if they have worked ten or more weeks during the semester. Students are allowed to receive credits for one job only. Students are required to fill out a packet of information before enrollment in the internship program. Parents/guardians and guidance counselors are required to sign the packet as well as the student. The packet consists of all the requirements and responsibilities of the student, school, and employers.
Students are followed through their internship with a Work Based Learning Plan(referred to as WBLP). The WBLP was created by the MA Department of Education and was re-created in 2006 with the help of local partnerships. The WBLP is a valuable tool in assessing a student’s skills and setting goals at the workplace that help develop foundational skills that can be transferred to a variety of work/learning scenarios. The three-fold purpose of the WBLP is that it identifies ability level within skill areas, drives quality of student learning and productivity and assesses student progress. Once the WBLP has been completed with the supervisor, it is then reviewed with the student to help the student see their progress. A copy of the WBLP is given to the student’s guidance counselor and if applicable a teacher (if the job relates to a specific class).
Students can apply by contacting the TASC Career Specialist at 508-821-3017.
Document - Student Requirements
Form - Student Agreement
Senior Internships – Taunton High School
MRA Pro-Start – Taunton High School
In 2000, TASC submitted a proposal to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) Educational Foundation to form a partnership between the Foundation and TASC and Taunton High School in order to implement ProStart, a two-year program for juniors and seniors. These students are provided with an industry specific curriculum that helps them prepare for careers in restaurant and foodservice management. The program entails the following:
• Two-year program preparing high school juniors and seniors for careers in restaurant management using a curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
• Ten to twelve hours per week (minimum) paid and graded internship in the restaurant/foodservice industry for after school, weekends, and summer hours.
• Students matched with work site mentors to learn about the day-to-day operations of the industry and requirements of the world of work.
• Students are required to take the Serve Safe Exam during their MRA ProStart experience. After successfully passing the exam the student will be Serve Safe Certified.
Since the beginning, TASC has been committed to working with the family and consumer science department and considers ProStart an excellent work-based learning program.
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