Work-Based-Learning (WBL) is a means of attaining high academic standards through contextual, applied, and focused learning. To help students direct their education, Work-Based-Learning encourages, among other things, exposure to a broad variety of career options – starting with speakers and field trips in elementary school and progressing to academically connected internships in a high school student’s career field of interest. The underlying goal is to provide students with knowledge and skills that will allow them to opt for college, additional training, or a well-paying job directly out of high school.
Work-Based-Learning programs and activities provide students with opportunities to learn about possible career choices. By taking advantage of Work-Based-Learning activities, students can better focus on their interests and strengths. Work-Based-Learning activities can also help to make other school subjects more meaningful by providing a real world setting to observe how the work place integrates various subject areas into everyday processes.
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Provides students the opportunity to combine school-based learning with work-based activities in a community agency or project.
A half-day or full-day experience, which provides a broad overview of all aspects of a business or industry. Shadowing may begin as early as middle school.
A one-on-one relationship that provides for “hands-on” learning in the area of the student’s career interest. A learning contract outlines the expectations and responsibilities of both parties.
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