To be effective, technical education must include two key elements. First, it must provide training and experiences that approximate, as nearly as possible, the conditions found in the actual work place. Of equal importance, an effective technical education program must identify and develop those personal characteristics often referred to as “good work habits.” These characteristics include regular attendance, punctuality, dependability, initiative, attitude, cooperation, respect, character, appearance, productivity and teamwork. Studies show that 85 percent of the people who lose their jobs do so because they lack good work habits, rather than appropriate job skills.
Savannah Technical College has therefore developed a system to promote, teach and evaluate “work ethics” in each occupational program. Work ethics grades are reported each semester and are recorded as a separate grade on the student’s permanent record. Work ethics grades will be placed to the immediate right of the academic letter grades.
WORK ETHICS GRADE
3 Exceeds Expectations – work ethics performance was exemplary
2 Meets Expectations – all work ethics standards were met
1 Needs Improvement – some work ethics standards were not met
0 Unacceptable – work ethics performance was below average