ADDISON – On May 28, Addison Trail High School recognized and thanked the 19 businesses that participated in the school’s Business Education Work Program this year.
The program is a cooperative education initiative that combines classroom curriculum with work experience. Students earn credit for the class, as well as for the job they work. Twenty-one Addison Trail students participated in the program this year, according to a District 88 newsletter.
The class covers a variety of topics, such as job-acquiring skills, including how to fill out applications, prepare for interviews and write resumes. In addition, students learn other skills, such as formatting business documents in Word and using Excel, and the class also focuses on marketing, records management, business etiquette, business ethics and current events.
In the newsletter, Addison Trail business education teacher Jeff Laschinski said students gain valuable career experience and develop contacts through the program that can lead to other opportunities.
Addison Trail hosted an open house at Aurelio's Pizza in Addison to thank the companies for their participation in the program. During the open house, students presented the Addison Police Department and Fire Protection District with trauma teddies for children who have suffered a traumatic event, the newsletter stated.