New program offers Sussex Tech students real-life training
GEORGETOWN, Del. – Fresh off of their brand new strategic plan, Sussex Tech is now offering seniors a new program to get a head start on joining the work force.
The program is called the Tech Career Capstone, and it will allow seniors to work part time in a job in their career field for at least half of their senior year.
School officials say this will give valuable real-world experience to students, as well as helping the needs of local employers.
On top of that, by working in the field students will be increasing the amount of time they spend in their technical areas by about 50 percent.
“There is a certain set of etiquette that people learn in any industry, and every industry is a little different,” said Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie. “Gaining that experience, getting paid, being out there increases their chance to get a job in that specific area.”
We’re also the Sussex Tech School District has hired a Career Technical Education Coordinator to help build partnerships with local businesses to help its students find part time work in this program.