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Work Permits

Work permits are required for youth (minors) working in most employment positions. The employer must have a completed work permit form on file before a minor begins work.A work permit may be issued by the school the minor attends, the school district where the minor resides, or the district where the minor will be employed.  The applicant is responsible for obtaining and submitting a work permit prior to start date of employment.

Work permits are also available for pick up in the brochure wall hanger outside the high school main office door.
Steps to filling out a Work Permit 
  1. Applicant fills out Section I
  2. Applicant must bring the work permit to potential employer, and have them complete Section II
  3. Applicant must bring the form (after steps 1 & 2 are completed) to the high school* during business hours to have Section III completed
  4. Applicant must return the completed original form to the employer before beginning work
*During the school breaks, forms may be completed by visiting the district office in the Hilltop Administration Building.

Student Job Opportunties

Students interested in job opportunities in the Cedar Springs area, please check this list of local organizations and businesses looking to hire.

Local Employers

If you would like to post an job opening for our students to view, please complete this form: 

Career Pathways (CP)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 12,000 career options to consider. One option to assist students to maintain a career focus is through Career Pathways (CP). CP are six broad groupings of careers that have similar characteristics and whose requirements call for many common interests, strengths, and competencies. The groupings encompass the entire spectrum of career options, providing opportunities for all students and all ability levels regardless of educational requirements.
The Career Pathway program provides a framework of support and connections for students to help them make seamless transitions from high school to post-secondary education or training in preparation for successful careers in the changing work world.
Careers related to the humanities, and to the performing, visual, literary, and media arts. Are you a creative thinker? Are you imaginative, innovative and original? Do you like making crafts? Does drawing, playing a musical instrument, taking photos or writing stories of interest to you? This may be your career path.
Careers related to all aspects of business and marketing. Do you enjoy being a leader, organizing people, planning activities and talking? Do you like to work with numbers or ideas? Do you enjoy carrying through with an idea and seeing the end product? Do you like things neat and orderly? This could be your career pathway.
Careers related to technologies necessary to design, develop, install, or maintain physical systems. Engineering - Do you enjoy knowing how things work? Do you ever think of new or better ways of doing things? When you get a gift that says "Assembly Required," do you put it together yourself? Do you like to know why? Manufacturing and Industrial Technology - Are you mechanically inclined and practical? Do you like reading diagrams and blueprints and drawing building structures? Are you curious about how things work? Would you enjoy repairing cars, wiring electrical circuits or woodworking? This could be your career pathway.
Careers related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries or disease. Do you like to care for people or animals? Are you interested in diseases or how the body works? Would it be fun to learn first aid or volunteer at a hospital or veterinary clinic? This may be your pathway.
Careers related to helping people improve their lives physically, socially or emotionally. Are you friendly, open, understanding and cooperative? Do you like to work with people to solve problems? Do you like reading, story-telling, traveling or tutoring young children? This may be your pathway.
Careers related to natural resources, agriculture, and the environment. Are you a nature lover? Are you curious about the physical world and interested in plants and animals? Do you enjoy hunting or fishing? Do you like to garden or mow the lawn? Are you interested in protecting the environment? This could be your pathway.


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Career Guidance

Not sure what careers would be interesting? View a few resources below to help guide you in your future career choices.

My Next Move  - Search specific careers, industries, or interests
Holland Code Career Test - show you which jobs will suit your interests, talents, and aptitude and receive guidance on your career planning
CareerExplorer - Discover your top career matches