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, Job Shadows, Service Learning, Community Service/Volunteer Work, Career Fairs, Industry Tours, Informational Interviews, Guest Speakers

MISSION: To provide educational and occupational experiences for students that will assist them in becoming productive, employable 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.

MINOR LABOR LAWS: Youth Child Labor Laws Summary

Benefits of work based learning
  • 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
  • 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.