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Work Ethic Distinction



The Work Ethic Distinction benefits both students and employers by verifying students have participated in soft skills education while in high school. 


Benefits to Students:

Students who obtain this distinction are proving to potential employers that they are both college and career ready.

Students who earn the Work Ethic Distinction receive a diploma seal and an opportunity to wear green cords during their graduation ceremony. 

Earning a Work Ethic Distinction and meeting job-related requirements guarantees an interview with participating employers. 

Get Involved as a Student! 

Students can view and download the Work Ethic Distinction Standards below. Students can reach out to their Rutherford Work School Ambassador if they have questions. Contact information for ambassadors can be found in the drop-down list below.  


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Benefits to Employers:

The Work Ethic Distinction addresses the needs that industry has for employees who possess technical and soft skills by providing documentation of soft skills comprehension.

The Work Ethic Distinction provides a solution to the challenging problem employers encounter when hiring and verifying employees possess soft skills.

By joining the initiative, employers guarantee an interview to students who earn the distinction and meet job-specific requirements for an open position.

Get Involved as an Employer! 

We support Rutherford County Schools students earning this distinction by recruiting companies who will guarantee an interview to students receiving his distinction and who meet the job-specific requirements for an open position.  

To join this initiative, please fill out the short form below.  Your name will appear on the Rutherford County Work Ethic Distinction folder given to seniors each fall.

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Work Ethic Distinction Recipients

Participating Employer List

School Points of Contact

Yearly Recaps