Before Cristo Rey Brooklyn students begin their work placements at the start of freshmen year, they complete a four week training program. Students’ full acceptance into Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School and the Corporate Work Study Program is contingent on a successful completion of the Summer Training Program. Throughout the program students learn computer skills in both the Google Suite and Microsoft Office, professional etiquette, basic office tasks, networking skills, resume writing, as well as basic math and literature. The program incorporates not only traditional classroom style instruction, but also hands on learning opportunities, including visits to partner organizations and a practice networking event.
In addition to preparing students to be successful at their job placements, the Summer Training Program also looks to integrate students into the larger Cristo Rey Brooklyn community, introducing them to our Catholic identity and college-bound culture.
At the end of their training, students are equipped to:
perform basic office duties including filing, faxing, copying, and inter-office mail processing
work with applications in both the Google Suite and Microsoft Office
receive and record phone messages in a professional manner
navigate successfully around, greet and converse with adults in the workplace
become proactive at work