Career Connections

Program Description

This one-year program combines paid on-the-job training by matching the student with an employer that reflects the student’s career objective along with attending ACTI for general related cooperative education classroom instruction.  Admission to the program is offered to 12th grade students only who are unable to gain admission to an ACTI program due to excessive applicants, inability to meet entrance requirements for other existing programs, or lack of specific program areas offered at ACTI.

Through this instruction, students will gain employability skills and consumer skills with planned, supervised, and practical work experience in a business setting. Students will develop personal initiative, learn to work with others, and recognize the importance of an appropriate attitude and behavior for the occupation that will prepare for employment, entrance in an apprenticeship program, or to pursue post-secondary education.

Level 1 Course Description 

Train with a professional in an occupation of interest while earning a wage, communicating with the supervisor, and the workforce development coordinator. Apply understanding of material to job tasks. Use mathematical reasoning to solve word problems and perform math operations on the job. Write, edit, and revise a draft to make a document complete, clear, concise, and correct. Provide and comprehend directions, participate in team discussions using effective communication skills, and engage in conversations with coworkers, supervisors, and clients. Operate various computer software along with social media appropriately in personal and professional situations. Differentiate methods of problem-solving, learn from previous situations to solve or decide quickly, and test decisions for effectiveness. Explain the company’s mission, how the company functions within the community and industry, and interpret and follow the organization’s policies and procedures. Exhibit work ethics to include responsibility, professional practices, and legal obligations. Display a positive attitude towards the job position with a pleasant manner with clients and coworkers while practicing flexibility, adaptability, and initiative. Attend work on scheduled time limiting tardiness and absences and notify supervisor of unexpected absences. Collaborate with team members contributing ideas and help and respectfully recognizing contributions of others while providing clear documentation of assignments, goals, and timelines. Implement personal finance skills to calculate and track income and spending as well as investment options, insurances, and credit.

Industry Certifications

OSHA 10 – General Industry

Local Articulation Agreement


Lori Munson

[email protected]

Office: 717-398-3178 Ext. 304

Adams County Technical Institute

1126 Old Harrisburg Road

Gettysburg, PA 17325

Career Connections at ACTI

Learn how ACTI’s Career Connections program prepares students for a successful future in the workforce.

Competencies Covered

  • Workforce Reading Skills
  • Technical Math Skills 
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Specking and Active Listening Skills
  • Computer Applications and Digital Media
  • Reasoning, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making Skills
  • Understanding the “Big Picture”
  • Work Ethic 
  • Positive Workplace Attitude
  • Independence and Initiative 
  • Self-Presentation 
  • Attendance
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Finance