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Process for Developing a Simulated Workplace

Starting a business is no easy task; however, all successful businesses have one thing in common: attention to detail. The following guide will assist instructors and students in developing a successful Simulated Workplace environment.

During Student Scheduling

  1. Hire a workforce: Work with the administrator and/or counselor to arrange a time to conduct an application and interview process for enrolling students.

First Weeks of School

  1. Review what Simulated Workplace is and student expectations including:
    • Transforming the classroom into a workplace/job site
    • Time clocks and attendance
    • Drug testing policy
    • Student portfolios
    • Safety
    • 5S environment: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain
    • CTE core curriculum
  2. Begin communication with parents/guardians about Simulated Workplace expectations.
  3. Develop a company name
  4. Begin developing and reviewing your company business structure with students. Include: protocol review
    • company Handbook
    • organizational chart
    • work teams and job roles
    • expected projects
    • process and protocols for preparing for the CTE Technical Assessment
    • process for documenting company data
  5. Assign students to teams and job roles within the teams.
  6. Complete Safety Training with a 100% pass rate.
  7. Review the Business & Industry Scorecard with students to prepare for the onsite business review.