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 your school district in your community to discuss the opportunities for work-based learning.
  • 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 policy to determine if current experiences can be linked to a course for an opportunity to earn school credit. 

Find Partners - 

  • Visit the SuccessBound Ohio website for a map of district business advisory councils, local schools, Career-Technical Planning District partners and more!

Sample Resources - 

Use the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal - 

The Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal is an important Employability or Professional Skill development tool. Find much more information about the seal and the 15 professional skills outlined on the SuccessBound Ohio website.

​What else?

Credit Options

Students With Disabilities

Last Modified: 8/28/2023 7:29:21 AM