Hampton City

Education for Employment - Online Bruin Cafe

Categories: Hampton City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

In a combined initiative between CTE and Special Education, Bethel High School's Education for Employment students run cafe every morning for teachers and staff. They put into practice customer service, inventory, management, safety, food handling, and the money management skills they have learned in the classroom. Students incorporate technology by using iPads as cash register simulations, similar to what is being used in the workforce. The decision to grow the cafe and expand its market inspired EFE students to start an online cafe experience. New technology skills were introduced including working with Google Forms. Students receive orders online, communicate the order with the cafe, and then pick up and deliver the orders. Students must problem solve and work as a team daily to maintain business and customer satisfaction. Our students are practicing all of the workplace readiness skills daily and their level of competence and confidence has grown immensely.

Contact:

Whitney Ketchledge
Director of Career and Technical Education
wketchledge@hampton.k12.va.us
757-727-2466


Occupational Health and Safety Administration 10-Hour General Industry Training

Categories: Hampton City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry training is provided to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in Construction Technology and Production System courses. The training is designed to equip students entering the workforce with basic safety awareness and knowledge about workplace hazards within their chosen career field. According to OSHA, “The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.” Upon completion of the training, students are provided with an OSHA credential card that demonstrates to employers that they are OSHA Safety Certified. This OSHA certification increases student employability and gives our students a competitive edge in the job market.

Contact:

Whitney Ketchledge
Director of Career and Technical Education
wketchledge@hampton.k12.va.us
757-727-2466


Student Operated Credit Union

Categories: Hampton City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016

Description:

Hampton Roads Educators’ Credit Union (HRECU) has partnered with Hampton High School to facilitate a student operated credit union branch since 2009. HHS students operate the HRECU student branch under the supervision of HRECU staff and a teacher liaison. Students gain hands-on, practical work experience performing teller activities electronically through CAMSii teller software, including all cash and/or check transactions, making loan payments, selling Visa gift cards, and AMC movie tickets. Students open, close, and balance drawers, and maintain the daily branch opening record keeping system. They create promotional activities to increase awareness and membership by creating flyers, bulletin boards, and announcements. Students demonstrate integrity in handling confidential and financial records, work collaboratively to enhance member experiences, and act professionally and courteously. The students enrolled in this program are gaining life-long learning, job acquisition skills, and gaining a strong foundation for keeping their own personal finances.

Contact:

Whitney Ketchledge
Director of Career and Technical Education
wketchledge@hampton.k12.va.us
757-727-2466