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What is Work-Based Learning?

Work-based learning provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills. The concept of work-based learning has been in practice for centuries and is an integral part of the Career and Technical Education system. Work-based learning experiences occur in a work setting, typically at an employer's worksite. The work-based learning activities are coordinated with school-based activities in an attempt to show students the "why" of what they are learning. Work-based learning strategies provide career awareness, career exploration opportunities, career planning activities, and help students reach competencies such as positive work attitudes and employability skills.

Types of Work-Based Learning

  • Apprenticeship
  • Business/Industry Field Trip
  • Cooperative Education
  • Entrepreneurial Experiences
  • Internship
  • Job Shadowing
  • Mentorship
  • School-Based Enterprise
  • Service Learning