One of the things Upper Valley Career Center students like best about Upper Valley Career Center is the opportunity to meet new friends from over fourteen school districts. In addition to new friends, Upper Valley Career Center students give high ratings to:
The Career Advancement Coordinator assists students who are looking for part-time or full-time jobs. Sample applications, resumes, and job search materials are available. Most job openings require specific skills. These openings are referred to the appropriate instructor for recommendations. The Career Advancement Coordinator works with area employers who are searching for employees. Upper Valley Career Center offers free, lifetime job placement assistance to graduates.
Beginning second semester, all seniors who qualify can co-op, or attend school a half day and work a half day. To be eligible, seniors must have good attendance; above-average grades; and a good school citizenship record. Early placement seniors can (at minimum wage) earn over $1600 on school time and earn credits toward graduation! Most Upper Valley Career Center seniors working in their program field make more than minimum wage.
Most students who attend Upper Valley Career Center earn good grades and have good attendance, because they like what they’re doing. Upper Valley Career Center career technical programs are electives. Most students earn good grades in electives because they’ve chosen classes they enjoy.