Student Work-based Learning Resources

Welcome to your online resource for Work-based Learning (WBL) opportunities.

WBL is “Student Led”, meaning it is up to YOU, the student to take a leadership role in preparing for your future career through these opportunities.

Your teacher may give you a “Work-based Learning Assignment” – these may include Job Shadowing, Structured Field-trips, and Externships (short internships).

You may also elect to enroll in a longer term “Work-based Learning Course”, like Internships and Youth Apprenticeships, which offer the opportunity to earn high school credit as well as compensation! Academic credit requirements, compensation, and activities vary with each WBL placement.

The first step for participation in any WBL experience is a discussion with your teacher or guidance counselor.

West Ashley HS Student Stephen Maddy (left) was a summer 2014 intern assigned to the CCSD Information Technology department. Stephen has recently been hired by the City of Charleston IT Department as a Youth Apprentice, and will be taking dual credit classes at Trident Tech during his senior year.