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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.

Mr. Dave Schmidt

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.

Mr. Dave Schmidt

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?

Mr. Dave Schmidt