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Work-Based Learning

Work- Based Learning is a program that students can use to earn high school credit while interning at a local business or working at a job. If students have taken a course related to a career goal and want to gain real-world experience in that career area, Work-Based Learning is a great choice.

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JACKELYN SALGADO 

PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERN 

Talks about her CTAE pathway and WBL experiences

 

CARLOS MENDOZA

ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING

Talks about his CTAE pathway and WBL experiences

WHAT IS WORK BASED LEARNING

The Work-Based Learning Program (WBL) is a structured experience that connects a student’s career goal and classroom learning with a productive work environment. Work-Based Learning includes student placement that may be paid or unpaid positions.

Work-Based Learning provides students with opportunities for instruction in occupational skills, career exploration, and guidance in identifying employment and educational goals. Students can connect what they learn in school with work-site application, enabling a smooth transition into the work force and/or education beyond high school.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION

  • A defined career goal

  • Enrollment in or completion of a course in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) or an AP class that is related to the student’s career goal and job placement

  • Good attendance and clean discipline record

  • Reliable transportation to the workplace; students that drive must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance

  • Work site that aligns to career goal and high school course

STUDENT BENEFITS

  • Explore possible careers, enhance skill development, and apply academic proficiencies

  • Develop employability skills including positive work habits and attitudes

  • Make connections among school, post-secondary opportunities, and employers

  • Improve job prospects after graduation

  • Learn from skilled professionals

  • Earn elective credit upon completion of required documented hours and class assignments

  • Earn class credit and a paycheck with the job

 

ELIGIBILITY

11th and 12th grade students who are a minimum of 16 years of age and meet the program requirements may enroll in the Work-Based Learning Program.