Work Experience Education
Provides paid or unpaid on-the-job experiences for secondary school students through training agreements with employers. Please contact the Work Experience Coordinator at your student's school. Types of work experience programs include:
More information and links:
- California Department of Education - Work Experience Program
- Association for all Work Permit issuers and Work Experience Educators
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding Work Permits
- Child Labor Laws: Students work for a wide variety of reasons—to earn income, gain on-the-job experience, or connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. Minors employed in the state of California must have a Permit to Employ and Work (commonly referred to as a “work permit”). Work permits are typically issued by the school where the student is enrolled. Work permits indicate the location of the employer as well as the number of hours a minor may work.
Please contact your school or the District for information about how to obtain a work permit. Please see the work permit summer schedule here.