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Work Based Learning Program

Purpose of Work Based Learning

Work based learning (WBL) is an important aspect of all students' educational experience and an integral part of the school-to-career transition.  Secondary level work based learning experiences extend the classroom to include the whole community and giving students opportunities to apply academic and technical skills to actual work.  Students connect classroom instruction with learning in the workplace, and the experience becomes a meaningful and engaging educational opportunity.  The work based learning experiences help prepare students for careers.

Work based learning experiences add relevance to the curriculum by showing how classroom learning is applied to real work situations and exposing students to various career options.

Work Based Learning in the Classroom and Workplace

Work based learning takes place at both the workplace and classroom, making lifelong career development easier and more natural by connecting learning in school tot he application fo that learning in the workplace.  Workplace learning occurs in a business or community organization, which becomes an extension of the classroom, as the emphasis is on learning rather than productivity.  The concurrent classroom learning focuses on the academic and technical skills for career awareness and development and successful employment.
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