Work-Based Learning at RHS

Rutland High School's School to Work program is designed to encourage student learning outside the classroom, allow students to explore career options in the Rutland area, develop employment skills and encourage students to be productively engaged in the Rutland community. These internships are flexible based on the needs of our Community Partners and our students. Students can spend from 2-20 hours a week on site. While the internships are unpaid, students do earn high school credit, and essential skills for their future.

Our School to Work program is broken down into two different sections.

Career Exploration is for students who are unsure of what they want to do after high school. We rotate these students through four different career options during their junior or senior year to help guide their next move after high school.

Employment Skill Development is for students to master the soft skills around employment while also gaining job specific hard skills.

We currently support 30 students in 25 different job sites around Rutland County. These students complete 180 School to Work hours weekly. This would not be possible without some our amazing Community Partners:

Eastwood Animal Clinic

Green Mountain Van Rental

Central Vermont Motorcycle

Rutland Rec Department

Godnick Center

Vermont Sport and Fitness

Caravan Farm

Holden Insurance

RRMC Oncology Unit

Pines Nursing Home

Best Western

Vermont Achievement Center

The Gymnasium

Boardman Hill Farm

Beraldi Collision Repair

Cape Air Airlines

Pet Palace

Little Lambs

Keyser Energy



Big Lots

Tractor Supply

According to the Vermont Agency of Education, "Work-based learning is an educational program or experience involving student interactions with industry or community professionals in real, virtual, online, or simulated work environments that exposes learners to postsecondary options, provides opportunities for skill development and proficiency attainment, and allows students to reinforce and deepen their school-based learning."

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