Work Experience

Work Experience

Morton High School offers junior and senior students the opportunity to participate in work-based learning programs.  Students are selected by an application and interview process.  The work-based learning programs offer educational opportunities, career skills, and experiences in career interest areas. 


In most cases, students attend Morton High School part-time and attend classes or engage in on-site work experiences in locations within the area.  Students apply for the work-based learning programs in January/February of their sophomore/junior year.  The following programs are currently offered: 


ICC Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)Program/Health Occupations: This opportunity allows students to earn their CNA certificate within a semesters time. A student will attend 4 classes per day at Morton High School and the other half doing ICC coursework and clinical experiences. 

*Students must complete an ICC application and interview to be considered for the program. Since credit is earned through ICC, students are responsible for tuition fees along with the additional cost of scrubs, a background check, and a drug screen. 


Work-Based Learning (WBL):  Work-Based Learning is a hands-on learning experience offered in Tazewell and Peoria County.  This program is presented by the Peoria PERFECT (education for employment). It is offered to juniors or seniors.  A student will attend 4 classes per day at Morton High School and the other half at the site of their WBL classes. Construction is the only program offered at this time. 

Additional information and applications are available at 

*The application deadline for these programs is early.  Listen for announcements for further information.


C.H.I.: is a cooperative work-study program designed for senior students interested in gaining skills and experience necessary for the world of work.  Students are released from school for their paid cooperative education experience and participate in related classroom instruction.  The course content includes further career education opportunities, planning for the future, job-seeking skills, personal development, legal protection and responsibilities, economics and the job, organizations, and job termination.  Additional content is structured to meet the Consumer Education requirement for graduation. This course content includes:  financial literacy (banking, saving and investing, financing, budgeting), personal insurance, credit usage and problems, state and federal income taxes, transportation, housing, mortgages, and simple contracts.  Decision-making principles will be emphasized in order to achieve maximum utilization and satisfaction from resources, to evaluate alternatives in the marketplace, and to understand the rights and responsibilities of the consumer interacting with agriculture, business, labor unions, and government.