• School-to-Work is an exciting new way of linking students with the workplace. Classroom learning is coupled with workplace learning and education is linked with meaningful careers.
    School-to-Work involves:


    • Punching time clocks instead of taking notes
    • Solving business problems in the "real world"
    • making decisions about careers



    • Investing in our future workforce
    • Developing partnerships with schools to provide relevant education
    • Making a commitment to the future of young people

    The South Carolina School-to-Work Transition Act signed into law in 1994 has several key components:

    • Rigorous and relevant academic preparation emphasizing application of the real world of work
    • Career exploration and counseling
    • Work exploration and experience in structured work-based learning activities


    School-to-Work benefits everyone -- students, employers, parents, school systems and communities. These work-based learning activities are key ingredients to a successful school-to-work initiative:

    • Youth Apprenticeships
    • Cooperative Education
    • Internships
    • Job Shadowing
    • Service Learning
    • Carolina Careers

Important Documents