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EWEE is a combination of job observations and related classroom instruction in WEE.


GWEE provides students with a combination of supervised employment in any occupational field and classroom instruction.

Career Technical

CTWEE requires a worksite placement or employment related to a Career Technical Education course of study.

The California Association of Work Experience Educators (CAWEE) leads the way in supporting work-based learning professionals and students in grades TK-14 while educating all stakeholders on child labor laws and work permit compliance. CAWEE will continue to be the leader in promoting high-quality career readiness programs.

Work Experience Educators can become a CAWEE member take our training program - now 100% online! Learn about issuing work permits to students and how to create the ultimate work experience curriculum. Active CAWEE members will have exclusive access to the one and only CAWEE-endorsed training program. Register today!


from the CAWEE President.

February 10, 2023

California Association of Work Experience Educators


CAWEE is now accepting applications for its Work Ethics Scholarship Program.  Several Scholarships (up to $1,000 each) will be awarded! 

To be eligible:  

  • You MUST be a senior currently enrolled in a Work Experience Education class and be scheduled to graduate high school by June 2023. 
  • Your Work Experience Coordinator/Teacher MUST be a current member of CAWEE.
  • You are a part-time employee of a local business OR trainee in a paid or unpaid internship during the 2022-2023 academic year. 
  • Be able to describe how you are demonstrating a positive work ethic in your professional and academic careers. 
  • Plan to be enrolled in a college or technical school by the Fall 2023 term following high school graduation. 

To apply ALL of the following MUST be included and submitted by 5:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2023:  

  • Completed scholarship application that:  
    • Is filled out completely, accurately, and neatly 
    • Is signed by you and your Work Experience Teacher/Coordinator ​​​​​​
  • A letter of reference from your work/training site supervisor that:  
    • Is typed on company letterhead, addressed to the CAWEE Scholarship Committee AND signed by the supervisor writing the letter; 
    • Describes your work duties or training program; 
    • Describes how you display a positive work ethic, making you a better employee; 
  • A one (1) page typed essay (12 pt. font and double spaced) where you:  
    • Describe how you demonstrate a positive work ethic on the job, at your Work Experience training site/employment site, and in your high school classes; 
    • Describe how you plan to achieve your future career goals. 
  • A copy of your high school transcript (unofficial); 

Dr. Michael A. Esposito


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