About The Program

Governor's Work Ethic Certification Program – What is It?

The Governor's Work Ethic Certification Program identifies and evaluates area high school seniors who may be good candidates for success in the workplace or in higher education. The Governor's Work Ethic Certification Program will engage qualifying high school seniors throughout the state. This program brings together highs school teachers and administrators, mentors, students and local employers for a common goal: To identify and mentor high school seniors who demonstrate the kind of character, work ethic and skills that produce good employees or good students of higher education.

A high school teacher, counselor or administrator invites students to take part in the Governor's Work Ethic Certification program based on the following criteria:

  • Attendance
  • Unexcused absences
  • Tardiness

  • Discipline
  • Community service
  • Organizational skills

  • Punctuality
  • Respectfulness
  • Teamwork