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Chapter 2. Understanding Work-Based Learning. Chapter Objectives. Explain what your school expects of you as a student in a work-based learning program. Summarize the effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act on workers. Identify ways you can improve your learning skills. Key Concepts.

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chapter 2

Chapter 2

Understanding Work-Based Learning

chapter objectives
Chapter Objectives
  • Explain what your school expects of you as a student in a work-based learning program.
  • Summarize the effects of the Fair Labor Standards Act on workers.
  • Identify ways you can improve your learning skills.

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key concepts
Key Concepts
  • Your training station is the location of your work-base learning.
  • A social security card is required for work. Depending on your age, you may also need a work permit.
  • A training agreement outlines the purpose of the work-based program and defines the responsibility of everyone involved.
  • The training plan lists attitudes, skills, and knowledge that you plan to learn during the work experience.
  • Several laws cover the fair labor practices and safe labor practices.
  • The study skills you use in the classroom are just as important as the job skills you will learn.

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work based students
Work-Based Students
  • As student and part-time employee your schedule is very tight. Your time management skills need to be very good to do a good job at work and keep your grades up.
  • Training Station- Is the place of employment learning skills at a particular workplace.
  • Social Security Card and Work Permits
    • To work legally in the United State all employees must have a Social Security Card.
    • Must have one to open a bank account.
    • Keep the number private to prevent Identify theft.
  • Students under the age of 16 must have work permit.

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abide by the training agreement
Abide by the Training Agreement
  • During your work experience you will expected to assume the responsibilities outline between you, Miami Beach Senior, and your employer. This is called a Training Agreement.
  • Training Agreement is a contract. Outlines the purpose of this venture. All parties involved signs to this binding contract.
  • Training Agreements serve the following purposes:
    • To assure the employer that the student is committed to the work experience.
    • To assure the student that the company is committed to training the student to do the job.
    • To assure the parents or guardians that the student in a well planed educational experience.
    • To assure the STW coordinator that all parties understand their responsibilities and committed to the students successful work experience.

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know the law
Know the Law
  • Fair Labor Laws Act
    • 1938- Deals with the relationship between employers and employees.
    • All interstate companies and international commerce are covered by this act.
    • Education and health care are covered as well.

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minimum wages
Minimum Wages
  • In 1800’s companies exploited employees to long hours of work and low wages. To prevent this exploitation the following laws were past by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Minimum Wage
    • Is the lowest hourly rate of pay that most employees must receive.
    • There are exempted employees for minimum wages:
    • Food Service Workers
      • Waiters, busboy, bartenders
      • Employees that are in training.
    • Currently minimum pay is $7.25 an hour.

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fair labor practices
Fair Labor Practices
  • Overtime Pay
    • To prevent employers working employees long hours without benefiting the employee Overtime was amendment
    • Minimum pay for overtime is 1.5 times the regular rate.
    • Overtime rate is used when an employee works over 40 hours in a week.
  • Equal Pay
    • An amendment the Equal Pay Act of 1963
    • Employees get paid the same pay for the same work, no matter what gender you are.
    • Exemptions for this are:
      • Seniority
      • Skills
      • Productivity
      • Services performed
      • Shift work
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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child labor laws
Child Labor Laws
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act. Is extremely careful to employers working with children.
  • Anybody over 18 years of age can work at any job for any number of hours.
  • 16 and 17 year old employees can work at any nonhazardous job for any number of hours.
    • Hazardous jobs include:
      • Operating motor vehicles
      • Power-driven machinery
      • Working with explosives
      • And jobs in construction.
  • 14 and 15 year old employees must have work permit.
    • Can work any of the nonhazardous jobs.
    • Work 3 hours per school day.
    • 23 hours per school week.

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safe labor practices
Safe Labor Practices
  • To prevent the “sweatshops” that happen in the 1800’s
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was formed.
  • To make sure the workplace is a safe place, to prevent accidents and injuries.

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study and learn
Study and Learn
  • For student to be successful in the STW program the student must balance between:
    • School
    • Work
  • Students must complete class assignments and get the best grades possible to stay in the program.
  • Students also need to work hard at their employment to learn skills and advance at their workplace.
  • Students who succeed must do the following:
    • Practice good study habits:
      • Keep separate notebooks for each class. Stay organize!
      • Make sure you understand the assignment.
      • Complete ALL your class assignments each day!
      • Set time and place to study.
      • Study immediately when time.
      • Study in small segment of time.
        • Two 30 minute session is better than 1 hour session.
      • Do the assignments that are due sooner first.
      • Then do the harder assignments next.
      • Use your computer and Internet to work quickly!

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organize your schedule
Organize Your Schedule
  • Time management skills are at a premium
  • Develop a daily schedule.
  • Prioritize your work!
    • Ranking work by importance and timeliness.
    • You will become a more productive person!
  • Improve your reading skills!
  • Basic skill of your education is reading.
    • Take speed reading skills courses.
      • Reading Plus
      • Take notes to remember.
  • Participate in class.
    • Pay attention to the teacher.
    • Be a good listener.
    • Teacher will give you a good idea what to study!

What can you do to be a better class participant?

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that completes chapter 2
That completes Chapter 2!

Are there any questions?

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