Work-Based Learning for Students and Families
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.
For you the student:
- Reduces drop-out rates
- Makes school relevant
- Develops problem solving and life skills
- Allows opportunities for paid employment
- Provides job experience for your resume
For parents and families:
- Improves students’ understanding of budgets and independent financial decisions
- Improves attendance and grades
- Increases interest in continuing education and training
Overall, Work-Based Learning experiences are guided by the terms in which you, the school, and the business 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 student's Work-based Learning program! If your student is currently holding a job, look into your school districts Credit Flex
plan to determine if current experiences can be linked to a course offering opportunity.
Sample Resources -
Students With Disabilities
Last Modified: 10/12/2017 2:59:23 PM