The School-to-Career Office supports students in career exploration, career education and work-related experiences. The office also supports Lane Community College Placement Testing. Experiencing real-world work situations better prepares students to make decisions related to working, higher education, and careers. Through the School-to-Careers office students can participate in the following activities.
- Job Shadows: a one-time visit to a work site where the student observes a person in the career the student is interested in. Generally the experience is from 2-4 hours and includes an informational interview of the professional by the student.
- Internships: experiences that are set up for the student to learn as well as to work in a career/work environment in which the student is seriously interested. These experiences are usually for older students, Seniors and sometimes Juniors who are willing to spend at least 20 hours in the experience. Many students complete their Lancer Extended Application Packet (LEAP) using an internship.
- Work Study: where some Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply for paid positions within the Eugene School District 4J and earn class credit. Contents toward Other Subject (OS), maximum credit 3.0, grades 11 and 12. Prerequisites: A minimum 2.0 G.P.A., a minimum of unexcused absences, and on track for graduation. Candidates must also create a résumé and have a pre-interview with the School-to-Career Coordinator. This course offers paid, on-the-job training in one of several 4j District offices or schools. Students will learn entry-level, transferable office skills that could include operating a variety of office equipment such as multi-line phones, copiers, laminators, and fax machines; and also training in customer service, confidentiality, and possibly Microsoft Excel. This class is graded by number of hours worked, supervisor evaluations, and course work and testing from the Job Savvy text. Enrollment depends on actual hiring of the student.
- Field Trips and Events like: Eugene-Springfield Fire, EMS, and Police Career Days (Fall and Spring), Construction Utilities Day (every other fall), Trades Academy information night (December), Women in Science & Engineering Symposium (February), CHS Career & College Fair (April), Lane Community College Hands-On Careers Day (April), and Women in Trades Career Day (May 2018).
- Preparation for the World of Work: Resume help, job leads, and mock interviews.
- LEAP: Lancer Extended Application Project (seniors).
- Lane Community College Placement Testing: Scheduled monthly September – May.