Work Permits and Work Experience

Work Experience Education (WEE)

Work Experience Education (WEE) is a work-based learning course of study that offers internships and employment combined with instruction in critical workplace skills.

Development of “non-cognitive” skills (soft skills) play an important part in college and career success. Non-cognitive factors featured in WEE include motivation, time management, perseverance, and self-regulation.

Students will develop ready-to-work attitudes/interview skills; financial literacy; knowledge of workplace safety and rights as workers; business operations; how to read an earnings statement and know what payroll deductions to expect; career decision making; making a career goal plan and much more.


The WEE program is an integrated educational process that: (1) helps students to choose a career path based on their interests and aptitudes; (2) prepares them for college and career success; and (3) affords students the opportunity to learn to work with others in ways that are successful and rewarding. The WEE program connects inputs from teachers, counselors, students, parents, and employers to achieve the following purposes:

  • Link the academic core curriculum with the world of work and promote students’ school-to-career transitions.
  • Help students develop skills, habits, and attitudes conducive to job success and personal growth.
  • Assist students in career exploration and forging rewarding relationships with employers.
  • Develop a positive work ethic and acquire or refine work related skills and job performance in actual work settings.

Program Types

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For further information regarding work permits contact the College and Career Technician at your school site.