School-to-Work/Work Based Learning Class of 2024 Parent Zoom Meeting


Attention Class of 2024 students considering work next school year at a Pre-Apprenticeship or Internship position. There will be a mandatory student and parent/guardian meeting to go over the guidelines for students who will be eligible for apprenticeship/internship on:

March 29, 2023 at 6:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 993 6628 1763

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The zoom meeting will be recorded and be available after 4/3/23 for those who can’t attend.

If you have questions please get in touch with Robert Ewry School-to-Work Apprenticeship Coordinator, at  or via phone at 937-854-6237.

Information about the MVCTC School-to-Work/Work-Based Learning Options (Pre-Apprenticeship, Internship, and Advanced Placement)

Since 1995, Miami Valley Career Technology Center has provided a unique opportunity for Career-Technical students to enter a highly skilled occupation while attending their senior year. Students participating in the work-based learning program can receive on-the-job training (OJT) with an employer and related technical instruction (RTI) at the career center for the skills needed to succeed in their career field.

To qualify, enroll and remain in the program, students must meet and maintain the guidelines listed below:
  1. Attendance - 95% or better (9 days or fewer absences with minimal tardiness). COVID exceptions may apply.
  2. Grade Point - 2.5 G.P.A. or better; passing all classes; no F’s fourth quarter.
  3. Teacher recommendation - Positive recommendations from lab instructor.
  4. Skill Status - Must meet minimum skill competencies established by instructors and industry in each area.
  5. Transportation - Must have consistent and reliable transportation.
  6. On track for graduation for the two week on/off schedule - Must have no deficiencies or other hindrances that would prevent receiving a high school diploma on schedule.
  7. Junior Program Fees - Must be paid or have arrangements made with the Business Office to have them paid.
  8. Parental or guardian approval - Signed documentation and must attend a parent meeting.
  9. Job - Employment with an employer who is willing to participate in one of the work-based learning program schedules. No cash or 1099 jobs / Student is to find and secure a job.
  10. Demonstrate good citizenship characteristics, follow MVCTC Code of Conduct, and be self-disciplined.           

What are the differences between the work options?

  • Apprenticeship Employer-sponsored training program with credentials - A combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related technical instruction (RTI) with a sponsoring employer.
  • Pre-Apprenticeship - School or employer sponsored training program with the opportunity to receive OJT and RTI that can be applied to a state registered apprenticeship program after graduation. MVCTC has a state-approved/recognized pre-apprenticeship program.
  • Internships: (paid or non-paid) On-the-job experience.
Four Optional Work Programs:
  • Option 1 Two-week on/off full-time rotation: The students who meet the above requirements can start work the summer before their senior year. When school starts students can work two weeks full time and return to school two weeks full time. Students’ entire senior year would follow this schedule. We like to set employers up with two students so when one is at school, the other is at work. Students need to be employed by the start of senior school year.  CCP options
  • Option 2 Half-Day Pre-Apprenticeship/Internship: Students can work a half-day everyday schedule throughout the school year. The student can also start half-days during the first semester if qualifications are met and maintained. (Afternoons and Weekends) Earlier release options and CCP options.
  • Option 3 Half-Day Pre-Apprenticeship/Internship 1-2 Week on/off Capstone: Students can work a half-day everyday schedule for 1-2 weeks missing lab only, the following 1-2 weeks, they would return to lab. This schedule would repeat weekly or bi-weekly throughout the school year. No earlier release options.
  • Option 4 Advanced Placement /Co-op: Students in all programs that participate will be able to seek employment in December of senior year. GPA and attendance determine their start date. (half-day only) Guidelines and requirements listed in MVCTC student handbook. (Afternoons and Weekends) Earlier release options.

Participating Programs: Pre-Apprenticeship & Internship First Semester

Options 1-4: Architectural Design, Auto Collision, Biotechnology, Construction Carpentry, Computer Networking & Cyber Security, Dental Assisting, Diesel Power Technologies, Electrical Trades, Heavy Equipment Operator, HVAC, Natural Resource Management, Precision Machining, Robotics & Automation, and Welding

Options 2-4:  Animal Care & Management, Automotive Technology, Business Ownership, Early Childhood Education, Medical Office Management and other MVCTC programs as needed.