Work-based Learning

Last Updated 04/29/2024

Provides students with exposure to real-world workplaces through job shadowing, apprenticeships, cooperative education, service learning, internships, and career and technical education. This approach contrasts with traditional methods of learning, which tend to take place in a classroom, laboratory setting, or in the home via remote learning methods. Three components typically occur in work-based learning: (1) alignment of classroom and workplace learning; (2) application of academic, technical, and employability skills in a work setting; and (3) support from classroom or workplace mentors.

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