Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students


In this report, The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) presents a conceptual foundation for furthering work based learning (WBL) through a review of the three main WBL models: internships, youth apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises.

NRCCTE looked at programs within the United States at 18 schools to see how WBL can lead to better employment opportunities. The three most important keys to success were to develop stronger relationships between the learning institutions and employers or the community, to place students with employers in career interest areas, and to demonstrate deliberately to students the links between skills learned in the classroom and those used on the job.


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  • Ian Somer
    commented 2016-06-12 04:46:08 -0400
    It seems to be that work based learning is a great opportunity for the students. They may not see it clearly now, but working skills will boost their career so much faster. Every employer wants to hire someone with experience. But the only real experience you can get when you are a college student is writing essays overnights (students have many of such assignments all the time. But again, many of them prefer to use instead). Anyways, I am looking forward to this work based learning as, I think, it will improve our workforce a lot.