Making The Transition From School To Work

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  • 1. 

    When you are involved in work-based learning (CO-OP), who is your boss in the workplace?

    • A.

      Work-based coordinator

    • B.

      Supervisor

    • C.

      Mentor

    • D.

      Employer

    • E.

      Employee

    Correct Answer
    B. Supervisor
    Explanation
    In work-based learning (CO-OP), the supervisor is your boss in the workplace. They are responsible for overseeing your work, providing guidance and feedback, and ensuring that you are meeting the objectives of your learning experience. The supervisor plays a crucial role in your professional development and acts as a point of contact between you and the organization. They have the authority to assign tasks, evaluate your performance, and make decisions related to your work. Therefore, the supervisor is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 2. 

    List three ways for students to gain actual exposure to the workplace besides holding a job or participating in a work-based learning program.

    Correct Answer
    field trips, job shadowing, volunteering
    Explanation
    Students can gain actual exposure to the workplace through field trips, where they visit different workplaces and observe the daily operations and work environment. Job shadowing allows students to spend time with professionals in their chosen field, observing their tasks and responsibilities firsthand. Volunteering provides an opportunity for students to contribute their skills and time to organizations, gaining practical experience and exposure to the work environment. These three methods offer students a chance to learn about different industries, develop professional skills, and make informed career choices without necessarily holding a job or participating in a formal work-based learning program.

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  • 3. 

    Briefly explain how a work-based learning program is organized.

  • 4. 

    Who is usually responsible for providing transportation for the student from school to work?

    Correct Answer
    Student
    The student
    Explanation
    The student is usually responsible for providing transportation from school to work. This implies that the student is expected to arrange their own mode of transportation, whether it be walking, biking, driving, or using public transportation, to commute from school to their workplace.

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  • 5. 

    Who is in charge of a training station?

    Correct Answer
    the job supervisor
    job supervisor
    supervisor
    Explanation
    The person in charge of a training station is referred to as the job supervisor. They are responsible for overseeing the training activities and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. The terms "job supervisor" and "supervisor" are synonymous in this context, both referring to the individual who holds the authority and responsibility for the training station.

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  • 6. 

    Which work-based learning program(s) may consist of an unpaid work experience?

    Correct Answer
    internship, youth apprenticeship
    Explanation
    Both internships and youth apprenticeships can consist of unpaid work experiences. In an internship, individuals gain practical work experience in a specific field, usually for a limited period of time. Internships can be paid or unpaid, depending on the company or organization offering the program. Similarly, youth apprenticeships provide young individuals with the opportunity to learn and develop skills through on-the-job training. Some youth apprenticeships may be unpaid, while others may offer a stipend or salary.

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  • 7. 

    Which work-based learning program involves learning a craft or trade?

    Correct Answer
    youth apprenticeship
    Explanation
    Youth apprenticeship is a work-based learning program that involves learning a craft or trade. This program allows young individuals to gain practical experience and develop skills in a specific industry or occupation through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. By participating in a youth apprenticeship, individuals can acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen craft or trade, preparing them for a successful career in the field.

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  • 8. 

    Name four benefits of a work-based learning program.

  • 9. 

    Name the five workplace competencies.

  • 10. 

    What three elements form the foundation of the workplace competencies?

    Correct Answer
    basic skills, thinking skills, personal qualities
    Explanation
    The foundation of workplace competencies is formed by three elements: basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities. Basic skills refer to the fundamental abilities required for any job, such as reading, writing, and math. Thinking skills involve critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. Personal qualities encompass traits like adaptability, teamwork, and communication skills, which are essential for success in the workplace. These three elements together provide a strong foundation for individuals to excel in their professional careers.

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  • 11. 

    Identify five transferable skills.

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