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The Work-Based Resources pages have all of the information you need to manage work-based learning programs. Select your work-based program to access resources such as:

Work-based learning experiences provide work experience and training to students at employers' work sites. Through work-based learning experiences, students have an opportunity to see firsthand how what they learn in school is applied on-the-job. Students also develop skills in communication and problem solving and work-based experiences connect them with adults who act as positive role model. Work-based learning experiences give students a taste of career responsibilities on a day-to-day basis and hands-on training in a chosen career cluster area.

Work-based learning experiences at the work site contain the following elements:

  • A planned program of job training and work experience for students (which includes training related to pre-employment and employment skills) to be mastered at progressively higher levels and coordinated with learning in the school environment leading to the awarding of a skill certificate.
  • A sequence of activities that build upon one another, increasing in complexity and promoting mastery of basic skills.
  • Expose students to all aspects of an industry to promote the development of broad, transferable skills. 
  • Provide real tasks and assignments that push students to develop higher-order critical thinking and problem-solving skills.