The role of the administrator, both school-based and LEA-based) is important to ensure quality student learning through work-based learning. The following key areas should be monitored to assure compliance to federal and state laws, as well as state and local policies.

Responsibilities of the School Principal

  • Assure high quality programs by monitoring the alignment of students' career development plans with their work-based learning experiences.
  • Respond to the needs of students, teacher-coordinators, and businesses.
  • Assign appropriate facilities for classroom and office use for teacher-coordinator.
  • Provide telephone within teacher-coordinator's office area.
  • Provide adequate time for teacher-coordinators to perform coordination activities. This might include additional summer hours.
  • Review coordinator's itinerary and monitor coordination activities.
  • Review student files for required forms (training agreement, training plans, documentation of conferences, employer contacts, etc.).
  • Review required records and documentation maintained by the teacher-coordinator.
  • Provide input on strengths and weaknesses to the teacher-coordinator and the Career and Technical Education Director.

Responsibilities of the Career and Technical Education Director

  • Assure compliance with the policies of the local and state boards of education.
  • Assure compliance with all state policies and procedures.
  • Provide appropriate facilities, equipment, and materials.
  • Support principals by informing them of their role in maintaining quality work-based learning programs.
  • Maintain system for required reports.
  • Require documentation of student placements and travel for coordination purposes.
  • Determine need for and develop of in-service training for local staff.
  • Provide leadership in establishing and maintaining advisory committees.
  • Publicize successful work-based learning programs.