Introduction to Employment

Introduction to Employment allows students to explore job experiences in the areas of food services, retail and business skills to help provide insight into a career path. Students observe and perform hands-on job specific activities at local worksites with job coaches who provide support. Each student completes a portfolio and has assistance in locating job opportunities after graduation.


Characteristics of a successful student                                        

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Open-minded, eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the Career Studies program


Curriculum and materials used

  • Learning for Earning, textbook


Related career opportunities

  • Restaurant Services
  • Child/Daycare Services
  • Maintenance Employee
  • Retail Store Services



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Consultant Committee

  • Coarc Daycare
  • Price Chopper-Hudson
  • McDonalds
  • Tractor Supply

Contact Information

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director of CTE

Rensselaer Educational Center

Columbia- Greene Educational Center

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Upcoming Events

Wed 21

Thanksgiving Recess

November 21 - November 23
Thu 22
Fri 23

Offices Closed

November 23
Mon 26

CGEC School Improvement Meeting

November 26 @ 2:00 pm
Thu 29

REC Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

November 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
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