Here’s a list of some frequently asked questions about the Career Center, our facilities, and communications. Let’s see if you can find the answers you’re looking for.
What is the Career Center?
The Career Center is a regional career and technical school providing a diverse selection of career preparation programs for ALL students attending Leland & Gray High School, Twin Valley High School, Bellows Falls Regional High School, Austine School, Hinsdale High School, and Brattleboro Union High School.
What is required to participate in a Career Center program?
Students request the Career Center program they desire to participate in during the scheduling process by adding the Career Center program of their choice to their course selection form. Students that wish to attend from a sending school are required to complete a course application and submit to the Center with a transcript and attendance record. Please contact Anne Doran for more information or to set up a time to visit.
What are Pathways?
Similar to a “major” in college, pathways are opportunities for students to self-design a sequence of classes with specific programs that combine and complement each other to create a rigorous area of concentration. We encourage students to enhance their pathway with a related apprenticeship under the mentorship of one or more of our numerous community partners for further experience in specific topics. View Pathways.
How much time will I spend at the Career Center?
Choosing a WRCC regular program may mean you spend 90 -120 minutes a day (called a half day program) or 240 minutes (called a full day program) at the Career Center and you may be eligible to take academic courses here at our host school, Brattleboro Union High School.
Can I still participate in sports and other extra-curricular activities?
Yes, You may continue to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at your home high school.
Are internships available?
Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in Work-based learning through cooperative education, internships, and mentoring programs.
Can someone help me with course scheduling?
WRCC member school counselors will assist students in developing schedules that meet local graduation requirements and engage the career development process. The Career Counselor (Anne Doran) at WRCC will collaborate with the member schools and students to enhance course selections that are relevant and supportive of the student’s career and technical educational plan.
Are scholarships available through the Career Center?
All course and programs at WRCC are offered free of charge to area high school students.
WRCC does provide scholarships for post-secondary education. For more information about the scholarships available please visit the awards and scholarships section of the Parent/Student Handbook.
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