SY 2023-24 Earn As You Learn
Earn a $300 stipend while exploring career interests, working on industry certificates, preparing for the workplace, and learning financial literacy! Students can complete the work from home.
Who is Earn as You Learn for?
SPPS students in grades 8-12th in SY 2022-23. Students will be accepted into the program on a first-come, first served basis.
How does Earn as You Learn work?
In order to earn the stipend, students will be required to complete the following components:
1) Online Certification course and exam #1
2) Online Certification course and exam #2
3) Financial Literacy or Employability Skills
4) End of Program feedback
See FAQs below or email EarnAsYouLearn@spps.org if you have questions.
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel Courses
MOS Office certifications will help you prepare for success in high school, college and the world of work. Employers have shared they need employees with MS Office skills. These certifications are well-recognized by employers and look great on your resume! Students will establish their ability to perform a number of tasks, such as:
MOS Word - create and manage documents, format text, paragraphs and sections, create tables and lists, apply references, insert and format objects, and other skills.
MOS PowerPoint - create and manage presentation, insert and format shapes and slides, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, manage multiple presentations, and other skills.
MOS Excel - create and manage worksheets and workbooks, create cells and ranges, create tables, apply formulas and functions, create charts and objects, and other skills.
OSHA - General
Students learn about the basics of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as many of the most common hazards in General Industry, including Focus Four Hazards, Falls, Electrocutions, Health Hazards, Hand & Power Tools,and other related topics.
OSHA - Agriculture
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Agriculture Industry, including Electrical Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Materials Handling, Safe Driving Practices, Leading Hazards in the Agriculture Industry, and other related topics.
OSHA - Automotive
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Automotive Industry, including Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Materials Handling, Machine Guarding, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Leading Hazards in the Automotive Industry, and other related topics.
OSHA - Construction
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Construction Industry, including Health Hazards in Construction, Excavations, Scaffolds, Hand and Power Tools, Emergency Action Plans, Safe Driving Practices, Welding and Cutting, Cranes, and other topics.
OSHA - Healthcare
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Healthcare Industry, including Safe Patient Handling, Preventing Workplace Violence, Safe Driving Practices, Bloodborne Pathogens, Biological Agents and Infection Control, and other related topics.
OSHA - Manufacturing
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Manufacturing Industry, including Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Leading Hazards in Manufacturing, and other related topics.
OSHA - Public Safety (EMS)
Students learn about the basics of OSHA, as well as many of the most common hazards in the Public Safety Industry, including Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, EMS-Specific Hazards, Infection Control, and other related topics. =
OSHA - Industria de la General
Los estudiantes explorarán una amplia variedad de temas de seguridad y salud ocupacional que, en conjunto, brindan una visión general introductoria.
OSHA - Industria de la Construcción
Los estudiantes explorarán una amplia variedad de temas de seguridad y salud ocupacional que, en conjunto, brindan una visión general introductoria perfecta que es específica de la industria de la construcción.
To create an OSHA student account: CLICK HERE for video
To learn more about getting started with OSHA: CLICK HERE for video.
RISE Up Training (NRF)
The Retail Industry Fundamentals course allows learners to develop workplace readiness skills for a first job. They'll develop basic customer service and math skills to conduct sales transactions. They'll build an understanding of the retail industry, its impact on the economy and diverse jobs available.
The Customer Service & Sales course allows learners to solidify grasp of excellent customer service and prepares them to shine in the workplace. They develop problem-solving skills that help them meet customer needs, become valuable workplace teammates, and achieve career goals.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
How do I register for the Earn as You Learn program?
What is the timeline to complete the Earn as You Learn program?
Will I be able to earn more than two certifications?
Can I earn more than one stipend?
What about certifications in other areas?
Will the student be required to pay for any of the certifications being offered?
How will I take the certification exams?
What are the OSHA codes?
Do I have to pass the exam to earn the $300 stipend?
How do I receive the $300 stipend?
Where can I go if I have questions?
"This program has had a forever lasting impact on me. It taught me that i need to start getting serious with my money and jobs if i want to have a good future. It educated me completely on credit, what it is, and how to build and maintain it. as well as various types of scams i could receive in my life and how to evaluate whether ot not something is a scam. It also educated me for future careers involving customer service, showing me how i should properly interact with customers. And the certification looks good on my resume."
"I am able to set realistic goals for myself when doing online work. I learned how to manage my time when doing work. While doing this program, I would try to set a certain amount of time to do work, and then I would try to finish that amount of work in that day, helping me set goals for myself when doing online learning."
Career Interest Exploration
"One benefit I had was being able to learn more about my career interests and gain a better understanding of what skills I have from the Holland Code test. The Holland Code was really helpful to me because I now know what careers fit best with who I am and how I work. I really liked how I was able to learn about more careers and the website provided lots of information like salary and college majors for that career."
"The career exploration section helped me figure out and research possible career options that fit my personality and aspirations. This will allow me to do more field specific research on career fields I find helpful."
"The program also taught me about life after high school. I'm glad I was able to learn about credit cards, credit, investments, retirement, etc. These are things that are good to know about while young so you'd don't ruin your life early. I learned a lot about credit and how one small mistake can cast you a lot of money due to not paying attention to small details. FoolProof Me also helped me learn that a lot of companies don't want to help you; these companies actually want you to pay more interest so they can take your money away. I liked that FoolProof was interactive and had activities to do."
"In FoolProof, I learned how to navigate the major milestones in life. I think that this was the most important section of the program. These skills should be taught to everyone in school. Learning about taxes, insurance, credit, bank accounts, savings, how to budget money etc are skills that I will use and benefit from for the rest of my life."
"I have gained a understanding of how credit works, how to avoid scams that I once did fall for, how to pick a good insurance for myself, how taxes work and what they are, what credit is and what the serious impact it has on everyone’s everyday life. This program has also helped myself prove to myself that I can accomplish a lot more than I think I can and that sometimes I just need to try out new things especially when there is so much to gain and nothing to lose."
"Participating in the Earn as You Learn program gave me the opportunity to try something new and to keep myself busy during the summer. Because of the current pandemic, I had trouble finding opportunities, so I am grateful to have gotten to develop new computer skills, learn financial skills and research prospective careers. I’ve found myself bringing up the various things I learned in the Foolproof course into conversations with my family. It was a cool experience to be able to have already known about some of the things related to how the financial institutions work when doing my banking over the past few months."
"After completing the OSHA certification program, I feel that I have a much stronger understanding of safety expectations and requirements, not only in my workplaces, but everywhere I go. With the knowledge I gained regarding employers' responsibilities when it comes to OSHA standards, I feel better prepared to advocate for myself and others when accidents occur or hazards are present in a workplace environment. As I will be applying for internships and jobs in the near future, this certification is also a great addition to my resume."
"I have come out of this program with an official business certification for Microsoft Excel, which handles spreadsheets and other data. This is certainly a very strong piece for a high school student to have on a resume, and this might allow me to get a job that I otherwise could not have gotten."