Brooklyn Center Academy (BCA) offers work based learning for those students who are employed or who are looking for employment. Work based learning is a program that is focused on assisting students to gain and maintain employment. Work based learning classes also focus on assisting students explore their interests and abilities. In addition to earning money and exploring interests and abilities, participating students can earn up to 4 credits per year with successful completion of all assignments.
The Work-Based Learning program at the Academy is an Independent Study semester long course where students explore topics such as job seeking/keeping skills, work safety, application processes, interviewing skills, etc. The coursework is divided into 60 units. A "unit" equates to approximately one hour of work. The majority of the work is done outside the classroom. Along with the units, students must attend twelve one- hour long sessions with the work-based coordinator. The twelve sessions and sixty units of work is worth .50 elective credits.
Students who have a job can participate in the OJT (on-the-job training) course. In this course, students can earn more elective credit, up to one elective credit a year by working and completing a journal or log.
If you have questions about the work based learning program, or would like to register, call the BCA or stop in between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The contact for this program is Ben Samuelson.
phone: 763-561-2120 ext. 2750