Most students in High School begin exploring career options that relate to their unique skills and interests. This process, called vocational exploration, takes many forms. Students may...
Students with disabilities will work with their Guidance Counselor and Special Education Liaison to determine how they can develop job skills and explore future career options.
Students between the age of 14 and 18 years old may seek paid employment by obtaining a youth work permit from their school. Work permits allow students to work a limited number of hours completing job tasks appropriate for their age, as allowed by state law.
How to Apply for a Youth Work Permit
Some students may benefit from vocational instruction to help them develop the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Soft Skills instruction allows students to build the fundamental skills necessary for success in any work environment. These skills include:
Contact the student's special education liaison to learn more about vocational instruction and to find out what programs he or she may be eligible for.
There are a number of ways that students can gain work experience while they are in school. Speak to the student's guidance counselor or special education liaison to determine which programs they are eligible for:
All Shrewsbury High School students use online career exploration tools to assess their work interests, discover college and training options, and explore possible career paths: