Career and Technical Education
Career Development: Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is an instructional strategy  that provides students with a variety of experiences that are designed to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the world of work. 

WBL experiences provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop employability skills leading to better informed career choices and readiness.   

Work-based learning strategies can include:

Apprenticeships

Business/Industry Field Trips

Cooperative Education

Internships

Job Shadowing

Mentorship

School-Based Enterprise

Service Learning

Students who are interested in learning more about these work based learning opportunities; please contact the Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at your local high school.

Work-based learning applies to all levels of learners.  WBL covers a continuum of career awareness, exploration, and preparation that move students from school to workplace.