theNET Program

Work Experience

Setting up a quality work experience site is an important component of theNET. These sites should provide opportunity where the participant experiences what it is like to be employed by the organization. Clear and consistent communication will be important to ensure both the participant and the site supervisor know their roles and responsibilities.


In addition to communicating employer expectations to the participant Supervisors for theNET agree to:

  • Provide the participant with a schedule and clear expectations.
  • Complete the Essential Skills Assessment every 50 hours. This allows the participant to see what skills they have mastered and areas for improvement .
  • Review evaluation with participant. This is an opportunity to provide feedback to the participant. Be encouraging but also honest about areas where growth is needed.
  • Check out the Coaching Tips for Developing Work Ready Skills for help addressing tough situations.
  • Be sure to turn in evaluations on time. This encourages the participant as well as tracks whether or not the Essential Skills Certificate has been earned.
  • “Based on participant’s performance, would you recommend him/her for employment?” This is an important question that should only be answered on the 200 hour final evaluation. Be honest. If you had the resources and would not want to hire this young person because of their behavior or lack of essential skills, do not recommend them. Employers will not recognize the Essential Skills Certificate if it is treated like a participation award.

Consider using the following tools to help with work sites:

  • Develop a written agreement via contract or MOU. Here is an example.
  • Establish a point of contact to provide support to both the supervisor and participant.
  • Check in on both the Supervisor and participant regularly.
  • Track progress of participants. Flow Chart.
    Get feedback. Survey participants to learn about their experience. Here is an example.


Program Requirements – list any requirements individuals must met to participate in your program. This will allow you to post orientation dates and advertise on theNET external website.

Post upcoming events by going to the “events” section of your dashboard and filling out our form.

Community Conversations

Share your experience! Use this forum to ask questions, problem solve and share best practices with other partners of theNET.


Don’t forget to turn in your monthly report! Your report helps us track the effectiveness of theNET model. Complete and submit the attached form by the 15th of each month. This will also ensure that Essential Skills Certificates are created for eligible participants. Certificates will be mailed to your organization for distribution.

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Reporting Forms

REMINDER! Reporting forms must be submitted by the 15th of each month.

Report Form

Success Stories

Share your stories about a participant or the positive impact theNET has had on your organization.

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