(a) The following priorities shall be followed at the time of job referral and placement:
(1) The primary objective shall be to place a student in an educationally beneficial position that relates to the student's course of study, career objective, or the exploration of career objectives. Preference in awarding work-study positions shall be given to those students able to locate employment related to their academic program or potential career.
(2) The program shall include and emphasize placements for students with off-campus, private, profit-making employers.
(3) The program shall also include, pursuant to Section 69969.5, work-study positions to offer tutorial instruction to pupils in various pupil outreach activities, which may include, but need not be limited to, tutoring in core courses, pupil mentoring, curriculum development, and academic counseling during or after regular school hours.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that each participating institution shall strive to place a significant number of students with off-campus private sector employers and public school districts. In evaluating an institution's progress in achieving placements with off-campus employers, the commission shall take into consideration the proximity of the campus to private sector jobs, local economic conditions, and other factors which may affect an institution's ability to place students in off-campus jobs.
Education Code 69969.5
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 546, Sec. 1.)