WHAT IS A PRECEPTORSHIP?
A preceptorship is a period of practical career experience and training for a student that is supervised by an expert or specialist in a particular field.
WHAT IS THE CTE SUMMER PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM?
CTESPP (Career Technical Education Summer Preceptorship Program) provides students experience in a work environment that matches their personal and professional aspirations. It introduces students to a profession in their field of interest in a work environment and enhances their ability to make an informed career choice and plan for college. Students are placed in workplace learning envirnments for 20 hours per week for 4 weeks, and attend weekly classes to improve workplace soft skills. Students complete a weekly journal, assigned classroom activities and assignments, and offer a final TED Talk style presentation.
- Because its funding source, students will be required to have taken or be enrolled in a CTE Pathway class.
- Students must be current juniors.
- Students must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted gpa.
- The program in the summer of 2019 will run from June 3-July 3. Student must commit to attend the entire 4 week program in June, plus the July 1-3 dates for final presentations.
- Students are at their workplaces approximately 20 hours per week for 4 weeks.
- Weekly classes, which are in addition to workplace hours, will be held on Mondays in June from 2-5 p.m. Students must attend weekly classes.
- Final presentations will be scheduled for July 1-3.
- Program celebration will be July 2, 6 p.m. at Cordova High School's Performing Arts Center
- Students may possbily be placed in summer classrooms at either VdL, FHS, or CHS depending on the Community Business Partner with whom they work.
- Mandatory Information Session is planned during FlexTime for January 17. Students must make arrangements with Mrs. Calderwood before 1/17 for a makeup session if they will be unable to attend.
- After attending the information session, "Statement of Interest" forms will become available to students and must be submitted by February 1.
- Once those have been screened and approved, program application materials will be made available to qualified students.
- Application materials, which include an application form, resume, cover letter and personal statement, will be due February 15.
- Selected students will be invited to participate in a panel interview in late February.
- Students who are accepted into the program following the interview will be advised by March 7.
- Family Orientation Session will be held on the evening of March 12, location TBA
- Placement paperwork and business contracts will be completed in March/April for final placements.
- If a student accepts a placement, they are expected to commit to participating in the program.
- Students will meet their workplace partners in April and May.
- Participants placed at the Vista campus, along with their families, will be invited to attend a final orientation the week of May 20. At this meeting, Vista's CTESPP Instructor, Mr. Castellanos, will go over important details and answer questions.
CTESPP Committee 2019
Alicia CaddellFCUSD CTE CoordinatorACaddel@fcusd.orgDr. Eric WilliamsCommunity Partner/Outreach/Program Co-Founderimango@att.netPablo CastellanosVista ProgramTeacherPCastellanos@fcusd.orgJulie CalderwoodOutreach & Application CoordinatorVista del Lago College/Career Center