Work-Based Learning for Schools and Educators

Work-based learning 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.

Benefits

For you the school:
  • Strengthens partnerships between school and community
  • Provides reinforcement of instruction for better comprehension
  • Provides an alternative to building additional classrooms and laboratories to accommodate growth
For students you engage:
  • Reduces drop-out rates
  • Makes school relevant
  • Develops problem solving and life skills

Guidelines

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

For more information on general guidelines of specific types of WBL experiences:

How do we start?

The first step is to engage with a business in your community to discuss the opportunities for partnership. Contact our office at 614-728-3690 or visit the Ohio Means Jobs to search for business contact information - or contact your local Chamber of Commerce, or Career-technical Planning District. Utilize the resources below to begin your school's Work-based Learning program!

Sample Resources - 

What else?

CREDIT OPTIONS

YOUTH LABOR

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

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