Incentives and Value Added Opportunities
The Work-Based Learning programs are designed to help the students bridge the gap between high school and the world of work. Students participate in supervised on-the-job training at approved community work sites. To qualify for the program, students must have completed two (2) credits in an approved Career and Technology Education program. Cooperative work experience credit is only awarded for employment-related to the career cluster in which the student is enrolled. Internships and job shadowing are two types of work-based learning in which CTE students participate.
The Forrest Center Technology Expo
The Forrest Center Technology Expo provides an opportunity for St. Mary’s County students and their families to learn about the secondary and post-secondary opportunities that are available in CTE. Primarily, eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students and their families are encouraged to attend the Tech Expo. The Expo helps students plan their course sequences and make wise career choices. Students will have an opportunity to speak with instructors, view class demonstrations, and get an overview of the many exciting opportunities that are offered at the Forrest Center.