The Work Ethic Certification program has the ability to change lives and tremendously affect economic success in this region. The participants in this program will be more than ready to take the next step after graduation; no matter if it is college or career.
Starting in the 2013-14 school year, high school seniors can elect to participate in the Work Ethic Certification Program. As a participant, they must demonstrate proficiency in eight standards in order to earn the certification. The certificate will serve as validation that students have successfully displayed strong work habits fostering success in higher education and the workplace.
Combined with the criteria and standards they must meet, Work Ethic Certification participants will receive Junior Achievement Success Skills curriculum instruction from community volunteers.
The Hardin County Chamber will be asking business and industry to show their support by granting Work Ethic Certification graduates a job interview. An interview may not lead to a hire, but it will give the graduate the priceless experience of an interview.
Along with the interview, WEC graduates will also wear special cords at their respective graduation ceremonies and earn program seals on their diplomas. They will be able to apply for scholarships from post-secondary institutions that have a presence in the Hardin County community.
There are eight standards to which Work Ethic Certification program participants will adhere. They must meet criteria and gain points within each standard to earn the certification. Click below to see the eight standards and target behaviors.
2016 Application Coming Soon