Work-Based Learning for Businesses and Communities

Work-based learning (WBL) is a coordinated sequence of experiences designed to provide students with real-world learning through partnerships with local business and industry. These learning activities help a young person explore careers and choose an appropriate career path.



For you the business:
  • Positive promotion for your company in the community
  • Long-term workforce development
  • Exceptional employee productivity
For students you engage:
  • Reduces drop-out rates
  • Makes school relevant
  • Develops problem solving and life skills


Overall, Work-Based Learning experiences are guided by the terms in which you, the school, and the student agree upon. A training plan including assumptions and agreements is essential to the success of a program such as this. 

How do we start?

The first step is to engage with a school district in your community to discuss the opportunities for partnership. Contact our office at 614-728-3690 or visit the Ohio Educational Directory System to search for school district contact information. Utilize the resources below to begin your company's Work-based Learning program!

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