A quality Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) placement begins with a commitment from the training site to the student. As the student is exposed to authentic work situations, they can apply their classroom knowledge in a work context. Quality supervision allows the student to ask questions and understand the work they are performing.
"Student showed a strong appreciation for the work and was very flexible in terms of rescheduling and working day hours. Student was diligent and came with a positive attitude."
"The intern was the best entry level wine maker we’ve seen. Student has the motivation and ability to become an outstanding contributor to the Oregon Wine Industry. I would be surprised if the student isn’t a senior winemaker in 5 years."
Quality Placements Include:
- Strong commitment to training through CWE
- Clearly delineated job description outlining tasks and projects to be undertaken
- Positions that represent progress towards the students stated career goal
- Provisions for a specific work area for the student
- Scheduled exposure to other professional staff, clientele or activities for professional growth
- Opportunity for professional monitoring
- Emphasis on the development of critical thinking and skills development
Quality Supervision Includes:
- Direct, one-to-one supervision and training provided by work supervisor and coworkers
- Provisions for a regular meeting time during the week with the work supervisor for training, answering questions, discussion with student, clarification, or new assignments
- Opportunities to discuss issues which may arise at the job site and to hear feedback from student
- Opportunities for career exploration by student
- Interviewing other people in the office, talking with Personnel Director, etc.
- Time for participation in on-site mid-term visit by CWE Coordinator and/or instructor
- Exit interview of student and completion of final evaluation form by site supervisor