Occupational Student Trainee
Usually 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Occupational Student Trainee can work for a total of 156 days during their junior and/or senior year of high school.
Kind of Work:
This work is of an introductory and training nature for high school students in order to develop work skills associated with State-related occupations. Employees in this class perform routine duties while participating in on-the-job training involving a variety of occupations. Duties include performing simple tasks and learning to operate routine equipment in a variety of occupational fields in areas such as science, engineering, business, and public administration.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.) Observes professionals in their work environment in order to get hands-on exposure to different occupations; learn proper procedures; receive on-the-job training and assist with tasks being performed.
Performs general science-related tasks such as working in a lab preparing samples, assisting in conducting simple tests and filing reports.
Performs general engineering-related tasks such as assisting engineers in areas such as design, construction, planning, and materials testing.
Performs Business or Public administration tasks such as researching records and providing information to administrators; and checking facts and figures.
Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to acquire knowledge of good English usage and grammar.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish an maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
Must be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school with good standing.
The Student is Required To:
Adhere to all departmental and state merit system policies, rules and regulations.
Maintain satisfactory job performance and work habits in their assigned area of responsibility.
To encourage and provide assistance, to ensure all participants are aware of policies, procedures, rules, regulations and options that are available.
To develop and enhance student's career path.
To familiarize students with departmental policies, rules, etc., during first weeks of employment.
To provide progressive work assignments for students.
To supervise and monitor work habits and work performed by students.
Need Help? Feel free to contact Ms. Cathy Robinson at 334-242-6991.