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Extended Learning opportunities are learning experiences that happen inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting. The purpose of an ELO is to provide an educational experience that is meaningful and relevant to a student’s plan of study while in high school; it is often related to future plans for life after high school. At Dover Career and Technical Center there are several different types of ELOs. These descriptions are designed to provide students, teachers, parents and community partners with more information about our ELO program.


Work-Based Learning (CTC students only) 0.5 credits for 60-120 hours
Grades 11 and 12
Work-based learning (WBL) opportunities apply academic, technical, and employability skills in a work setting. Support is provided by school, classroom and workplace mentors. Students will have a set schedule that mirrors a job which may be semester-long or year-long. WBL opportunities are typically paid opportunities. WBL can be performed during or after school or both. Paperwork and assistance can be found in found in Career Services in the Career and Technical Center. WBL for CTC students requires the completion of the first year of a program along with a program teacher’s recommendation.


Internship Program:
Grades 11-12          1 credit for 60 hours on-site          semester long/year long or summer
An internship is designed to offer a supervised learning experience that is related to a students’ career or college plan.  These experiences provide students with the opportunity to develop on-site occupational skills and apply formal classroom learning to the world of work.


Business & Industry Tours:
Grades 9-12           Non-credit bearing       throughout the school year
A business or industry tour provides groups of students or an individual student with a guided walk-through of a facility in order to gain a better understanding of the business/industry.  Time commitment is approx. 1hr-2hr.  

Job Shadows and Informational Interviews
Grades 10-12             
A job shadow is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore their careers interests while gaining valuable information pertaining to the world of work.  Through day long observations, students spend time with a mentor, discovering what it is like to work in a particular industry/business.  Please see the Career Services Coordinator for a list of job shadowing opportunities.  
Time commitment is approx. ½ day-1 full day. 


Grades 9-12           Non-credit bearing        throughout the school year
Informational interviews afford students the opportunity to ask an employee questions about job requirements, education needed for a position, what they like or dislike about their position and any other questions the student may have to learn more about the position.  Time commitment is approx. 30 min- 1 hour.