Work-Based Learning (WBL) provides an opportunity for students to discover things they can’t learn in the classroom. It is a pedagogy that complements Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways with a continuum of career exploration, awareness and preparation activities that facilitate students in postsecondary job placement and credentialing.
WBL offers three different learning opportunities, all with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus:
- CareerX (job shadows): half-day excursions for small groups of 9th or 10th grade students, provides a “first glimpse” into a career field and an opportunity to connect key academic concepts to business applications
- CareerCoach (mentoring): students are paired with a mentor from the industry they’re interested in, fostering school-based relationships between employees and students. This develops critical soft skills and helps students map out an academic and career plan with guiding advice from their mentors
Regional Coordinators oversee the logistics of these three components.
For more information about Work-Based Learning, please contact:
720-423-2264 | firstname.lastname@example.org