Work-Based Learning

Federal law defines work-based learning as “sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that fosters in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.”

Work-based learning experiences are conducted at a work site during or after school. They are designed to provide authentic learning experiences to students that link academic, technical and professional skills. Business and education partners work together to evaluate and supervise the experience, which must be documented with learning agreements.


Find more information on Work-Based Learning options in this overview!

Parents and Families

Families and Students

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School Counselors

Business and Community Partners

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Schools and Educators

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Last Modified: 7/22/2024 10:30:26 AM