Work-Based Learning and Internships
Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students. The internship is a “capstone” program for students to experience “real-world” experiences through a mentored internship.
Through Work-Based Learning, students have the opportunity to see how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities. WBL provides the following:
- Active participation of educators, employees, labor, students, parents, and appropriate agency and community representatives.
- Development of learning and workplace competencies.
- Motivation to stay in school.
- Improvement of student grades.
- Improvement in student employability.
- Increased awareness of nontraditional career opportunities.
- Help for students in identifying Career Pathways.
Internships provide valuable experience in a career field that students are interested in while earning high school credit. This is ideal when trying to decide if a career is right for the student.
Here are the steps to getting an Internship:
1. Fill out the online application by clicking here
2. Talk to your counselor and schedule two consecutive class periods for your internship
3. Clear any citizenship U's
4. Maintain a good GPA
5. Have reliable transportation/valid drivers license
For more information on Internships or Work-Based Learning contact Jan Wray firstname.lastname@example.org