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Jays Work

Giving Marshfield High School students a chance at apprenticeships and internships.

Schools around the country have started apprenticeship programs, and Marshfield adopted this idea and started The Jays Work Program. Jays Work is a program that was started to help students that are in the transition period between school and work. It gives students the opportunity to intern wherever they want to prepare for life after graduation. 

Juniors and Seniors are the only grades allowed to apply. You must also know where you want to go ahead of time, you must have a GPA of 2.5 or above, a total attendance of 90 percent or above, recommendations from two teachers, reliable transportation, parental consent, a resume, and must know the exact amount of credits you’ll have at the end of the year. 

The first student to take part in this program is Kaylee Williams. Williams works in the mornings from 7:30 to 11:00. She works at Hubble Elementary with Kindergarteners and helps them learn to read.

 “It has been an amazing experience so far! Everyone has been so kind and welcoming.” Williams has only been in the program for a few months and says she’s already learned a lot.

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The teacher in charge of Jays Work, Cammy Harrison, is enthusiastic about the opportunities running the program can bring to her students. 

“As we look to next school year, we have several students who are interested in participating in apprenticeships in a variety of career fields, such as: IT, construction, medical, culinary, landscaping, and so many more. Marshfield High School students now have the opportunity to explore career pathways while they are in high school. This opportunity is a win-win for the students and employers. I am excited to see the impact that Marshfield High School students have in our community through apprenticeships and internship opportunities.”

Students have the opportunity to prepare themselves for post-graduation, and can get paid in the process. Additionally, if you’re good at the job you selected and the people you work under like you, you could get a full time job through the program. Anyone that applies can choose to attend school half a day and work the rest. 

If you’re interested in The Jays Work program and you have all the prerequisites, email Cammy Harrison or go to room 412 for more information.


  • Know where you want to go ahead of time
  • GPA of 2.5 and above
  • Total attendance of 90% or above
  • Recommendations from 2 different teachers
  • Reliable transportation
  • Parental consent
  • Have a resume
  • Know the amount of credits you’ll have at the end of the year

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About the Contributor
I'm Lillian Myers, and I'm one of the newest members of the Jay Chatter team! I joined Newspaper because writing is one of my passions. In my spare time I like to play video games, draw, and play with my two parakeets. I'm a freshman and since I'm new to the school I'm not currently involved in anything but I'm looking forward to joining the Art Club and auditioning for the musical.