Hi-Ed’s School to Work Partnership is designed to help students of the Warren County School District explore career and educational interests through interactive and real life experiences.
The School to Work Partnership creates and manages numerous programs in the WCSD for students of all ages throughout the school year and during the summer months.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR CAREERS
JOB SHADOW PROGRAM
Job Shadowing allows high school students to explore various career opportunities, and be exposed to actual workplace activities. Based on individual interests, the student will shadow an occupational professional performing job specific duties for either a full or half day.
Students in the Warren County School District in the 11th and 12th grades that would like to participate in job shadowing can pick up an application in their school’s guidance office.
5th graders in the Warren County School District visit the Warren County Career Center and participate in hands-on activities in different career clusters.
8th graders in the WCSD participate in a Career Fair at Holy Redeemer Center with local employers and a variety of career center shops.
11th and 12th graders in the WCSD visit job sites at Betts Industries, Lewis Funeral Home, Whirley DrinkWorks, and ANF Headquaters to explore different career options.
12th graders at the Warren County Career Center participate in mock interviews with local businesses such as Betts Industries, Ellwood National Forge, Superior Tire, Cummins, and Whirley Drinkworks. They are taught how to apply for a job, as well as the skills to handle a job interview.
Over 300 3rd grade students through WCSD visit the Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group (AHUG) WoodMobile. They are taught about the abundance of natural resources in our area, as well as the variety of careers that one can have working with those resources.
PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE
2023 SUMMER CAMPS
Over the course of the school year, the School to Work Partnership takes 7th graders throughout the Warren County School District on field trips to local colleges, including the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Penn State Behrend
Students learn about the college, participate in workshops, and get first hand info about campus life!
COLLEGE FAIR & FINANCIAL AID
The School to Work Partnership holds a College Fair every October for Juniors and Seniors in the Warren County School District. Over 40 colleges, trade schools, and military recruiters set up attend the gathering and provide over 300 students with information on their post-highschool opportunities.
Around that same time every year, we hold a Financial Aid night, where Amy Sloan, a PHEAA representative holds an informative gathering with students and parents about their options for paying for college.
We also hold a FAFSA evening, where a Financial Aid expert walks you through the stops of filling out the online FAFSA form.
SAT PREP CLASSES
Twice a year the School to Work Partnership holds SAT Prep Classes at Hi-Ed in Warren. The SAT prep course provides the techniques, expectations and confidence students need to earn optimal SAT results. It builds a strategic foundation for test-taking and provides students with the integral test preparation skills to approach the SAT confidently and successfully.
Check our Spring and Fall schedules for the dates of this 6 week course.
Every June, starting the second week, Hi-Ed offers several sessions of summer camps on Monday - Friday for those who have completed third grade through eight grade. We have morning and afternoon sessions available. All PA Department of Health and CDC COVID-19 Guidelines in effect at time of camp will be followed. Each camp session is limited to 16 participants. Refund Policy: Full refund with class cancellation 14 days prior to camp start date. Some camps that we have offered in the past include: Space Camp, Film Camp,Critter Camp, Code Warriors Camp, and Weather & Earth Science Camp.
Lego Robotics Camp
Minecraft Mania Camp
Girls Basketball Camp
Boys Basketball Camp
JOB SHADOW PROGRAM
Job Shadowing allows high school students to explore various career opportunities, and be exposed to actual workplace activities. Based on individual interests, the student will shadow an occupational professional performing job specific duties for either a full or half day. Students in the Warren County School District in the 11th and 12th grades may participate in the program.
Follow these steps, in this order, to have a successful Job Shadow
Return the Job Shadow Registration Form to your school counselor for signature. (Your school counselor will forward your request to the School to Work office to schedule your shadow experience. If your registration form is incomplete it will be returned to you.)
Be patient – response time will vary! It may take between 2 weeks and 2 months to schedule your job shadow, depending on the business partner’s schedule.
Meet with the School to Work Coordinator to get a Job Shadow Project Packet. You must have the packet! The Coordinator will set up the meeting through the school counselor’s office.
Remember – transportation to and from the shadow is your responsibility!