Work-study program helps area high school students learn workplace etiquette and job skills

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tuesday was signing day at Cristo Rey High School, but it had nothing to do with sports.

Students were signing internship agreements with more than a hundred companies.

The students will work five full days per month. Each job pays part of the student's tuition. The work-study program is designed to help students learn workplace etiquette, communication skills, and time management.

“I learned about work ethic and respect in the workplace, proper attire, talk in an interview and a lot of things that go along with that,” said Jahleel Allen, a student.

Since 2010, 100 percent of the school's graduates have been accepted to college.