WORK-BASED LEARNING

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Introduction to Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-based learning (WBL) is the umbrella term used to identify activities which collaboratively engage employers and schools in providing structured learning experiences for students. These experiences focus on assisting students develop broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and the workplace. A quality WBL program can make school-based learning more relevant by providing students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real world situations.  

Work-based learning is supported in the school and at the work site. While school-based learning focuses on academic and career and technical preparation as part of the classroom curriculum, work site learning occurs, away from school, in a business or community organization.

More resources about work-based learning experiences available for students can be found by visiting the links below. Please direct any questions on work-based learning to Joanie Winterkamp  jwinterkamp@iss.k12.nc.us

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