Simulated Workplace in JROTC

Simulated Workplace in JROTC

Kaitlyn Hughart, Writer

First of all, what is a simulated workplace? A simulated workplace is a program which helps students learn how to develop work skills that will one day be of use to them in an employable situation.
The CTE program is one of the prime examples of how a simulated workplace is used in school. The CTE stands for Career Technical Education which gives students information and instructions on how to deal with real-life situations in a workplace.
I know what you are wondering, what is JROTC? The JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps which is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools and also in some middle schools across the United States and the United States military bases across the world. The JROTC implements a simulated workplace by giving a paycheck to the students based upon cadets rank.
I have talked to a few students on their opinions of how the JROTC implements a simulated workplace and their responses were similar. SSgt. Destiny Zickafoose said the following: “Arriving for JROTC class is just like arriving in the workforce, you have to arrive on time, be prepared, and you also get paid.” Sgt Kenzie Stidom stated: “Just like in the workforce we greatly encourage our cadets to be safe because safety is no accident.” In conclusion, I believe that the JROTC program is a prime example of a simulated workplace that is applied in high schools today.

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