• Work-Based Learning



    Work-based learning can be integrated with identified core academic coursework, career and technical education curricula or electives to support strong secondary and postsecondary education opportunities that prepare students for mid- and high-level skilled careers in the 21st century. Work-based learning experiences provide immense value in helping students network with business/industry representatives.

    (SC Department of Education, 2023).

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     Benefits of Work-Based Learning 

     Students School Business Community
    Provide realistic experience to career fields Develop future workforce Contribute to a more productive local economy  Increase parental involvement
    Learn employability skills Become involved in the community Benefit from having a trained workforce Offer extended educational opportunities
    Discover/explore potential employment opportunities Reduce cost for training and recruitment Make a successful transition from school to work Expand the curriculum beyond the classroom



    Types of Work-Based Learning Experiences

    • Youth Apprenticeship

    • Cooperative Education

    • Internship

    • Job Shadowing (on-site or virtual)

    • Mentoring

    • School-Based Enterprise

    • Service Learning

    • Structured Field Trips

    • CTE Internship, Work-Based Credit Bearing Course

    For more work-based learning information: SC Department of Education Work-Based Learning.

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