Schools turn to students to help fill employment shortages
As schools face widespread employment shortages, some districts are turning to students to fill the vacant positions.
These work-programs can provide students with class credit and valuable working experience.
For example, a high school senior in South Carolina is working in her school’s cafeteria to help prepare breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks. In exchange, she gets valuable experience and class credit.
A neighboring South Carolina school district that is facing a bus driver shortage created an apprenticeship program. The program puts interested seniors on a path to a job once they graduate.
At a school in Minnesota, some students are being hired as part-time janitors.
Learn more about how the programs are working out so far by watching the video.