Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high-skill careers.   Juniors and seniors (16 years or older) are able to earn high school credit for taking a capstone Practicum  under a certified work-based learning teacher.  A capstone experience is simply the successful completion of work experience that is specifically related to the student's goals and the CTE class standards.

Work-Based Learning provides students the opportunity to partner with local businesses that are aligned with their course of study. One may consider taking this course to apply classroom concepts to practical situations in the workplace, to explore career options, and pursue future employment-related goals in a more comprehensive format.  The WBL Practicum course standards are not specific to any particular industry, rather they focus on competitive employability skills. Thus, flexibility in scheduling for the student may need to be considered to support program goals.