WORK BASED LEARNING
WORK-BASED LEARNING INFORMATION
Where will you be in five years? Ten years?
Working in an innovate field with lots of opportunities for advancement? Will you be developing both personally and professional in a dynamic career?
In today’s global job market, gaining the competitive advantage is critical. The world is a big place with many opportunities. To take full advantage of those opportunities, YOU must not only have strong academic skills but a repertoire of experiences in the real world. There’s no better way to do this than through a Work-Based Learning Program.
In WBL you will:
Be one giant step ahead, gain the competitive advantage
WBL STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Work-Based Learning (WBL) is a planned program of structured work experiences coordinated through your high school’s Work-Based Learning Coordinator. All applications must be completed in its entirety before consideration/approval.
WBL job placements should meet the three interlocking components of Work-Based Learning. The WBL job placement, or internship, should be related to the student’s future career goals and CTAE coursework. WBL experiences may be paid or non-paid. Students in the WBL program must work a minimum number of hours to equate the seat time for which they are released from class. For example, students who are enrolled in WBL on a 90-minute block schedule, should work a minimum of 7.5 hours each week to meet the required number of hours. Your school-based WBL will be able to provide you with specific information for your school’s program.
If accepted into the WBL program, you will be dismissed from school for one, or more, class period(s) to work in a career related job while earning school credit for your work. As part of your WBL course, you will be required to complete a career portfolio that includes journal entries, submit work/wage information, and regularly submit evaluation from the employer on agreed upon competencies in the Training Agreement. You may be in WBL for both your Junior and Senior year.
WBL EMPLOYERS AND ADVISORY GROUPS
By working together we can develop a pool of skilled and motivated future employees. We encourage all local businesses to create a partnership with your local school and reap the benefits for years to come.
The mission of the Work-Based Learning Program is to assist in providing highly trained, technologically sophisticated and career oriented work force. This is accomplished by developing partnerships between business, industry, students, parents, school systems, coordinators, and post-secondary institutions which lead the participating student into a meaningful career.
Our programs allows for WBL Students to internship in both paid and non-paid positions. We look forward to working with you. For information, please contact:
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SCHOOL WORK-BASED COORDINATORS