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.
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
Overall, Work-Based Learning experiences are guided by the terms in which you, the business, and the student agree upon. A training or learning 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 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!
Find Partners -
Sample Resources -
Use the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal -
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