Internships/MTECH/Work-Based Learning

Internships

Internships provide an opportunity for students to voluntarily train in a career field of their choice. It is individually tailored to bring motivated high school students together with industry professionals for a comprehensive training experience.

Students are placed in businesses relating to their career interests and goals. In most cases, students must have related course work to be eligible for placement. On the job training, combined with seminars, helps students get a good understanding of their own future goals and interests along with great practical experience.

Applications are available in the counseling office of your high school. Before registering for an internship, students should meet with the Work-Based Learning coordinator to determine what kind of internship would meet their needs.

Examples of internships include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical (including hospital, private physicians, sports therapy, etc.), education, veterinary medicine, auto, law, engineering, computer programming, and construction trades.

Mountainland Technical College (MTECH)

In partnership with Provo City School District, Mountainland Technical College (MTECH) provides high school students advanced technical training for high school credit.

Students may enroll in MTECH programs tuition-free and learn marketable job skills before graduation. Students are responsible for applicable fees and will be required to purchase books and other supplies depending on the various program requirements.

The fees vary in amount and must be paid by the payment deadline. Students must be a junior or senior and at least 16 years old and register through their high school coordinator to attend MTECH.

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-Based Learning (WBL) courses are available to junior and senior students. Students attend classes where they discuss the skills needed to be successful in the workplace, including teamwork, communication skills, time management, successful workplace attitudes, and problem solving. In addition, students create a resume, learn how to conduct themselves during a job interview and review Child Labor Laws. Students are required to attend a WBL seminar. Students must also complete the required forms, assignments, and workplace hours to receive credit.

To find out more about MTECH or WBL, please contact one of the following individuals:

Independence High School
Phil Sudweeks, phillipsu@provo.edu

Provo High School
Jane Parker, janep@provo.edu

Timpview High School
Jan Jardine, janj@provo.edu