A worksite providing a work experience for participants may be in the private, for-profit, the non-profit sector or the public sector. These sectors include business and industry, municipalities, townships, community and faith-based organizations, and educational institutions.
The workforce board Lehigh Valley’s goal is to provide work experience in high priority occupations in the Lehigh Valley’s targeted industry clusters.
Work experiences are planned structured learning experiences that take place in a workplace for a limited period of time.
Work Experience Opportunities
Work hours may be up to 28 hours per week.Lunch is not paid and not counted as work hours.Please indicate start time, lunch period, and end time.
You may request a specific individual for any of your work experience opportunities.
Please provide the name and phone number of any individuals you request.
Safety equipment will be provided within reason, ie. gloves, goggles, safety shoes, etc.Organizations must provide their own operational equipment and first aid kit.
The Worksite hereby acknowledges, and agrees to comply with, the following statutory, regulatory and policy provisions:
A. DISPLACEMENT OF CURRENTLY EMPLOYED WORKERS: The Worksite assures that no currently employed worker shall be displaced by any participant, including partial displacement such as a reduction in hours of non-overtime work, wages or employment benefits. No participant shall be employed or job opening filled when (a) any other individual is on layoff from the same or any substantially equivalent job, or (b) when the Worksite has terminated the employment of any regular employee, or has otherwise reduced its work force with the intention of filling the vacancy so created by utilizing a participant.
B. HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS: The Worksite assures health and safety standards applicable to working conditions of participants shall be equally applicable to working conditions of the regular employees. The Worksite assures that an appropriate standard for health and safety will be maintained, including adherence to both federal and state laws.
C. SECTARIAN ACTIVITIES: The Worksite assures that participants will not be employed in building, operating, or maintaining, any part of any building which is used for religious instruction or worship.
D. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES: The Worksite assures that this agreement will not impair existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreement between the Worksite and other parties, nor will this agreement assist, promote or deter union organization.
E. LOBBYING AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES: The Worksite assures that this agreement will not assist with political or lobbying activities or the cost of any salaries or expenses related to any activity designed to influence legislation or appropriation pending before the Congress of the United States.
F. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Worksite will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
G. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA): Worksites must be ADA compliant.
H. ACT 33/34 CHECKS/CLEARANCES AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS: Any person who directs the activities of youth under the age of 18 whether a primary or alternate supervisor is required to receive Act 33/34 clearances (Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance) and Federal Criminal History Records. Please indicate if these checks/clearances/records have been received by supervisor(s) and if copies are maintained at your organization.
I. CHILD LABOR LAWS: The Worksite assures compliance with child labor laws, minimum wage laws, and all applicable employment rules and laws.
J. SUPERVISION: The Worksite is responsible for worksite supervision of young adults and is also responsible for attending mandatory supervisor(s) and alternate supervisor(s) training.
K. SUBCONTRACTED SERVICES: If a work experience involves work for and/or supervision by a subcontractor of your organization, then the subcontractor must complete a worksite request.
L. PARENTAL PERMISSION: All off site activities require prior parent/guardian approval.