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Work Based Experience

What is work-based learning and what’s in it for me?


  • helps you choose what you want to study in college
  • helps you develop job skills
  • helps you  make career decisions


Work-based learning experiences connect skills and information gained on jobs to skills and knowledge gained in school


Work-Based Learning is an element in education that provides students with

opportunities to build career awareness, explore career options and further develop

critical thinking skills. Work-based learning describes any formalized learning that

consists of instruction that occurs concurrently at a school and worksite.


The benefits of Work-Based Learning:


Improved academic achievement

Realized relevance of their education and apply their knowledge in meaningful way

Explored career options

Increased self-confidence

Acquired real workplace experience and work skills

Connected with adult role models

Expanded educational opportunities