1. What is the Pretty Tech Cooperative (Co-oP) Education Program?
Pretty Tech is a job-training program for high-schoolers. Pretty Tech sets up Hubs in your school and students work part-time while enrolled.
Students commit to work part-time for a minimum of 10-15 hours per week while school is in session.
Students shall coordinate with their school Work-Based Learning coordinators and local business partners to come up with an appropriate schedule.
2. What responsibilities do Work-Based Learning Coordinators have?
WBL coordinators have the following responsibilities:
Helping qualified students create profiles and sign up in the Pretty Tech database.
After students are placed in a job, you can print time sheets, view and print monthly evaluations, setup meetings with student employers to track progress and GPS track students from school to the job site.
3. Who can participate in the Pretty Tech Co-op Program?
We are currently accepting partnerships with School Districts in the Metro Atlanta area. If you are in a high school in the Metro Atlanta area and don’t see your district listed please send us an e-mail. Download one of the following partnership agreements with the principals signature and e-mail back to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. How do I access student information?
Student information can be tracked through PrettyTech.org dashboard. Sign up for an account to view the students at your school.
5. Does the Pretty Tech Co-op Program cost anything?
It does not cost anything for WBL coordinators, schools or local businesses. Create your free account now!
6. What are the benefits of the Co-op Program for WBL coordinators?
The Pretty Tech Co-op Program, places students in jobs, tracks students time as well as GPS tracks students to the job site.
7. Does the work schedule interfere with students’ academic studies?
Schedules are structured in accordance to your schools work based learning requirements. WBL coordinators work with students to help them to structure time to meet requirements of the Pretty Tech program and their work-based learning curriculum.
8. Will students get to choose where they work?
No. Students are interviewed and evaluated by Co-op Program staff, who then assign student teams to job sites, taking into consideration the students career-track, the skill level required for the job and the particular interests and skills of each student.
9. What kind of work will students do?
Most students perform entry-level work based on their career-track. Specific job descriptions differ on a partner-by-partner basis. Students are expected to meet or exceed the level of professionalism and dedication demanded of their adult colleagues at the work place.
10. Who supervises the students at work?
An on-site supervisor at the Job Partner company will guide and support students at work. WBL coordinators shall work with Job partners to provide the necessary guidance, training, and care that students need to succeed in the workplace. All disciplinary actions are conducted by school WBL coordinators.
11. Can parents directly contact the company where their child works?
No. All communications to Job Partners are made through the Pretty Tech Office.
12. How do students get to work each day?
Students are required to have reliable transportation for participation in the program.
13. When do students work?
Students can work during the day, after school, during weekends and holidays. Work days can be scheduled any day of the week. It is up to the students and job partners to work out a schedule that works best. Students can work no more than 30 hours a week.
14. Is there a program for boys?
Our program is available for both girls and boys. We allow whoever is interested in the program to apply and support bringing awareness to the lack of girls in tech.