Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

SWAP - Summer Workforce Apprentice Program Offers Employment for Students

Published on: 3/31/2021
Summer Workforce Apprentice Program

​Students who apply and are accepted into the SWAP summer program will be employed by SCCPSS.  This upcoming summer, our focus will be to assist CTAE instructors to provide exciting and rigorous career related education activities for elementary aged students during summer enrichment programs.  We feel this is an opportunity for students to gain valuable workforce experience while making connections with fellow students, mentors, and industry leaders.

Dates:              Training: June 1, 2021 and June 2, 2021
Camp Dates:   June 3, 2021 – June 23, 2021
Time:               7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Location:         Various SCCPSS Embrace/Summer Program Locations
Audience:        SCCPSS High School Students (minimum 16 years old)
More Info:      Click Here (PDF - 139KB)
Application:     Summer Work Force Apprentice Program Application​ (off-site - requires student G-Suite account)

Overview:  The Office of College and Career Readiness is dedicated to preparing students for careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in a variety of focus areas.  Embracing the challenges and changes faced during Covid19, the Office of College and Career Readiness is kicking off a new SCCPSS summer apprenticeship program open to high school students, 16 years and older.  The Summer Workforce Apprentice Program will focus on workforce readiness, employability skills, real world experiences, and pathway alignment.  This coming summer, the program will focus attention on assisting CTAE instructors deliver career related educational activities to elementary aged students enrolled in the district’s summer enrichment programs.  Students will apply through the current Work Based Learning and SCCPSS employment procedures and will be paid $10 per hour.  

This opportunity will allow students to bring their own CTAE experiences and talents into the classrooms while they help younger students discover their own interests.  Our curriculum will focus on STEM/STEAM activities as well as career exploration, culinary arts, life skills, art, and robotics.  Our lessons will be driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce. Under the guidance of our CTAE instructors, the SWAP apprentices will facilitate hands-on activities and team-based projects geared towards career, technical, and agriculture education.  Projects will emphasize creativity and students will enjoy discovering new things while problem solving.  This program is in line with the Georgia Department of Education’s STEM/STEAM, Workforce Awareness, and Work Based Learning education initiatives. 

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