Improving Opportunity for All by Integrating School, Community and the Workplace
Work-based learning (WBL) is an initiative that “gives students exposure to the world of work through a set of sequenced and coordinated activities. It addresses the shared goal of educators and employers in preparing students with the knowledge and skills necessary for productive careers”.
■ Every student in high school should engage in work-based learning experiences that happen in the workplace to help them make decisions about their long term career goals.
■ To achieve this goal we need to build resilient ground-up and scalable Work-based learning models supported by intermediaries that successfully integrate schools, employers and community partners.
■ When these programs are successful, families thrive, regions prosper and the nation becomes more resilient in a complex and uncertain world.