What is Work-Based Learning?

  • Work-based learning offers students opportunities for instruction through academic learning, occupational skills, career exploration, and field studies. Students are able to connect the content learned in the classroom setting with work-site applications for a smooth transition into the working world or education beyond high school.

    Benefits for Students:
    - Motivates by showing relevancy of school and work
    - Provides exposure and realistic experience to possible career fields
    - Develops work skills: responsibility, positive attitudes, team work, problem-solving, etc.
    - Allows opportunity for future employment

    Additional Benefits:
    - Increases enrollment in career and technical education courses
    - Integrates content with real-life and work experiences
    - Improves attendance and reduces drop-out rates
    - Develops partnerships with businesses and organizations in the community

    Work-Based Learning Experiences Offered in Richland One:

    Job Shadowing Enterprise
    Apprenticeships
    Structured Field Trips
    School-Based
    Career Mentoring
    Service Learning
    Internships
    Cooperative Learning

     

  • If you have questions regarding work-based learning, please contact Dr. Charnice Starks-Ray at (803) 735-3325.