Work-Based Learning

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Connecting the Community and the Classroom

Work-based learning gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of the classroom to include the community.

Under the guidance of adult mentors, students learn a variety of skills in hands-on career development experiences.

Work-based learning curriculum is integrated and grade-appropriate at all levels of education.

Awareness:  In grades K-5, students are introduced to a multitude of careers.

Exploration:  In Grades 6-7, students explore career options in particular fields.

Orientation:  In Grades 8-10, students become oriented to specific careers through job fairs, job shadowing and guest speakers.

Preparation:  In Grades 11-12, students prepare for a career of their choosing through internships, apprenticeships, clinical work experiences and cooperative work experiences.

Current Cooperating Employers

Student Success Stories

For the Student/Employee

For the Mentor/Employer

USOE Work-based learning