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Work-Based Learning



Work-Based Learning placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 10, 11, or 12. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in a Work-Based Learning placement. This is especially important for successful completion of a student’s pathway in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the pathway classes they have completed or in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are several opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning. These opportunities include employability skill development, Cooperative Education, Internship, Youth Apprenticeship, and Great Promise Partnership. A document with more information related to each opportunity can be found in the Documents & Presentation box to the right.


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For  more information about Work-Based Learning, visit this site and contact Mrs. Johnnie Sue Moore:



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If you are an employer that is hiring students, and are in need to someone, fill out the attached form and Mrs. Moore will contact you for more details.


Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills. The concept of work-based learning is an integral part of the Career and Technical Education system.

  Work-based learning experiences occur in a work setting, typically at an employer's worksite. The work-based learning activities are coordinated with school-based activities in an attempt to show students the "why" of what they are learning. Work-based learning strategies provide career awareness, career exploration opportunities, career planning activities, and help students reach competencies such as positive work attitudes and employability skills.



WBL benefits Students by:

  • Providing opportunities to explore possible careers

  • Improving post-graduation job prospects and establishing future employment contacts

  • Developing workplace responsibility and positive work habits and attitudes

  • Encouraging enrollment in post-secondary education


WBL benefits Employers by:

  • Providing an opportunity to prepare future employees  

  • Offering a source of skilled and motivated future employees

  • Reducing recruitment & training cost

  • Encouraging involvement in the curriculum development process.



  • 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