Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is an instructional strategy that equips students with a well-rounded skill set beyond academics. Through participation in a spectrum of work-based learning activities, students are supported to build awareness of postsecondary pathways, develop professional skills, and gain practical work experience.

Career Awareness

Students learn about the skills needed for specific careers they are interested in by observing and interacting with employees in the workplace.

Career Awareness Examples

Workplace Tour
Guest Speaker
Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Participation

Career Exploration

Students learn about a variety of careers, the education and training required, and the typical pathways for career entry and advancement.

Career Exploration Examples

Information Interview
Job Shadow
Program-Specific Workplace Tour

Career Preparation

Students build employability and work readiness skills while applying school-based learning to specific careers.

Career Preparation Examples

Paid/Unpaid Internship