Training Interns & Partnering for Success (TIPS)
“There are lots of things I am hoping to achieve. For example, I want to learn more about communicating, understanding, and dealing with people. Everyone is different and has different reactions to things and how they handle situations. This will be an important quality for me to learn if I want to move forward.” -TIPS Student, Oxbow High School
TIPS is a student internship program aligned with Vermont’s Act 77, the Vermont Standards for Work-based Learning and Education Quality Standards Transferable Skills. TIPS provides youth with an opportunity to learn pre-employment skills, participate in an internship with a local business and attain high school proficiencies.
UVBEP serves as the Vermont statewide coordinator of TIPS, providing program facilitation materials, lesson plans and internship placement tools to participating schools. UVBEP is collaborating with regional partners to connect high school students with employers statewide. TIPS is partially funded by the Vermont Department of Labor’s Next Generation Fund and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s Federal GEAR UP Program.How does TIPS work?
is designed to transition students through two phases
of career readiness. The first phase is a
pre-employment skills course. The curriculum includes
interactive lessons, industry tours with local
businesses and classroom presentations by employers.
Ultimately, students learn transferable skills to
prepare for an internship. The second phase offers
students an opportunity to participate in an
internship with a local employer where they can
practice their new skills, using a structured training
plan to outline objectives and assess
performance. Students attain proficiencies towards high
Benefits to Students
Benefits to Employers
“In order to buy stuff or to have things like an apartment, I need a job that I am interested in and happy at. TIPS, as I understand, will give me the option to to experience a job that I think I might want. Maybe I will like it and maybe not, either way it will be a good experience for me, and I will find out things about myself.” -TIPS Student
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