Work permits are a legal requirement for ALL minors throughout the year
Below are the steps for the work permit application process
Complete all REQUIRED information on the work permit application (to access a work permit application click HERE):
- Minor's information - Please complete all the required information for the student.
- Parent/guardian's signature and date are REQUIRED.
- Employer must complete the work permit application with all the required information. We cannot accept copied or stamped signatures.
2. Email the work experience coordinator for an appointment. Same day appointments are NOT AVAILABLE!
- You must use your school issued email to make an appointment.
- Indicate which school you attend and your school ID number.
- Be sure that you have completed all of step 1 above, prior to requesting your appointment.
- DUE TO CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATION!
3. Bring the following to your appointment:
- MINOR STUDENT MUST BE PRESENT (parent is not required to be present)!
- Proof of age; birth certificate, driver's license, or California ID.
- Work permit application COMPLETE with ORIGINAL signatures; employer, parent, and minor student.
- Your own pen to sign application.
WHO To Contact
Due to limited staffing during the summer months, only work experience coordinators from Eastside, Highland, Littlerock, Palmdale, and Quartz Hill High School will be available to cover ALL AVUHSD SCHOOLS during the summer. Please refer to the following summer schedule to make contact with the work experience coordinator available to process your application.
Work Experience Education
Provides paid or unpaid on-the-job experiences for secondary school students through training agreements with employers. Please contact the Work Experience Coordinator at your student's school. Types of work experience programs include:
More information and links:
- California Department of Education - Work Experience Program
- Association for all Work Permit issuers and Work Experience Educators
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding Work Permits
- Child Labor Laws: Students work for a wide variety of reasons—to earn income, gain on-the-job experience, or connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. Minors employed in the state of California must have a Permit to Employ and Work (commonly referred to as a “work permit”). Work permits are typically issued by the school where the student is enrolled. Work permits indicate the location of the employer as well as the number of hours a minor may work.