Curriculum projects, generally referred to as "Projects," are simulated work-based learning activities performed by Vocational Training students during their training program and/or assessment to assist them in their career exploration or in learning occupational skills. Projects provide realistic and meaningful employment experiences. These projects include items produced for use or consumption. All projects are student-driven and meet vocational training program objectives and the need for individualized learning and exploration.
Projects provide realistic, future employment experiences. Instructors are responsible for determining what projects are compatible with a student's career planning and/or assessment. Projects that do not meet curriculum objectives will not be accepted.
Students complete all projects under the supervision of an instructor/evaluator who controls the quality of the instructional activity as much as possible. However, since all projects are performed as part of the instructional and/or assessment process, quality cannot be guaranteed.
Curriculum projects are normally part of the following vocational training areas. Click on a training area below to learn more about their curriculum projects:
Processing Curriculum Project Work Orders
When a curriculum project is requested, the Instructor, or designee, will record condition of the item (if applicable), work to be done, and the customer's name/address/contact information on a pre-numbered Work Order request. The customer must sign the written Work Order before the project is started as well as a Release of Liability form indicating their understanding and acknowledgement of Curriculum Project expectations and requirements.
For items dropped off, should damages or the need for additional repair be discovered during the instructional process, this should be documented on the Work Order for notification to the customer. Materials and supplies should be recorded under the "Materials Used" column. For "special order" parts, record the invoice number and the corresponding work order number on the vendor's invoice. If a student damages a part that must be replaced, record the replacement part on the work order under the "materials used" column and write "no charge" under the "charge" column.
If an item is returned by the customer after being repaired, a new work order should be prepared if additional materials or supplies are required.
Work orders that are incorrectly prepared shall be marked "void", initialed, and dated, then processed to the designated Administrative Office Specialist for accounting purposes.
The timeframe for completion of curriculum projects will vary based on the number of students enrolled in the training program, their abilities and work speed, curriculum objectives, and the availability of materials and supplies. Customers are alerted that completion of all projects is instructionally-driven and that students may or may not be able to meet specific deadlines. At no time may an Instructor complete a project for a customer to meet a specific deadline.
Customers must pick-up completed curriculum projects at a time with least disruption to the instructional learning environment. Curriculum projects must be picked up and paid for in full within thirty (30) calendar days. The Career and Workforce Development Division Director will determine disposition of items not picked up within the designated time period.
Collection of Funds
All projects must be paid for prior to removal. WWRC may only charge customers for materials and supplies related to the curriculum project (no labor charges are allowable). A small processing fee, not to exceed 5% of the total cost of materials and supplies, is allowable in those areas where considerable inventory or ordering is required or where extensive damage, breakage, or loss may occur. All fees collected are returned to an internal cost code maintained by the Career and Workforce Division Director solely for operation of departmental curriculum projects (cc#307).
When a project is completed, the Instructor, or designee, submits the completed Work Order to a designated Administrative Office Specialist for processing of pick-up and payment. Payment may be made via cash or check, payable to the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. The work order will be stamped as "paid", including the date, method of payment, and initials of the staff receiving the money. The customer will receive an official WWRC receipt and the original Work Order to show the Instructor as payment verification for removal of the item/pick-up from the instructional area.
A copy of the Work Order will accompany deposits, in accordance with established Business Office processes.