Students who are part of the co-operative work study program at Bluefield High School go to work in the afternoon. The issue is that students working in Cornwall, Charlottetown and Winsloe are bused to their workplace, but those working in other locations must find their own transportation. In all cases the students must find their own transportation home after work.
This is unfair to students who want to work close to where they live but don’t live in the busing locations. It is unfair to businesses who are not located in the busing locations.
“CO-OPERATIVE WORK STUDY
Co-operative Work Study is a program that integrates classroom theory with practical experience in the work place. The program is based on a partnership between the school, business community and industry, and involves the participation of students, teachers, employers and, in most cases, employee supervisors. Students may acquire up to eight credits toward high school graduation. The objectives of the “Co-operative Work Program” are:
(1) To assist students to make realistic career choices.
(2) To assist students to relate school subjects to career interests.
(3) To develop positive personal attitudes which are essential to succeed.
(4) To develop an appreciation and respect for people and the work they do.
(5) To develop employability skills for entrance to the world of work.
(6) To enable students to make the transition from school to work with competence and confidence.
(7) To develop an understanding of the world of business and industry.
(8) To develop consumer survival skills.”