Work Based Learning

These opportunities give students the chance to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of the classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students.

ACTIVITIES: Summer JumpStart, Early Placement, Student Internships, Volunteer Work, Workplace Tours, Informational Interviews, Career Fairs, Guest Speakers, Job Shadows, Service Learning

MISSION: To provide educational and occupational experiences for students that will assist them in becoming productive citizens in the community.

GOAL: To provide students the opportunity to receive both academic and occupational experiences in the world of work that will increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for employment and further education.

DETAILS:  See our Board Policy to learn more.  Type career advising in the search box on the policies page.

Benefits

  • Exposing students to adult role models

  • Improving scholastic student motivation

  • Applying classroom learning

  • Exploring career options

  • Helping students make better decisions and plans

  • Improving post-secondary prospects

  • Helping students understand workplace expectations

  • Exposing students to state-of-the-art practices and technology

OBJECTIVES

  • To allow students to receive occupational experience in businesses/industries related to the career focus of the work-based learning program and the student's career objectives.

  • To allow students to develop positive attitudes and work habits for job placement.

  • To allow students to develop work ethics, saleable skills, and knowledge necessary for successful careers.