Welcome to the Educators’ WBL Resources page!
Here is some baseline information for educators regarding Work-based Learning (WBL):
• Structured Field Study (aka CTE Field-trips) & On-site Job Shadowing – single workplace visit by one student or a group of students with a specific career interest
• Career Camps & Externships – multiple visits; less than 60 hours total
WBL Course Opportunities:
Students can earn high school Carnegie units and compensation, if offered by employer
• Internships & Mentoring (60 hours = ½ credit; 120 hours = 1 credit)
• Youth Apprenticeships – can be for dual credit, and in cooperation Trident Tech & Apprenticeship Carolina
WBL Course experiences can count toward the special recognition of “Completer” at graduation, further enhancing students’ college & career readiness. Students turn in a weekly journal and signed timesheets to their Teacher of Record. Two supervisor evaluations are completed, one at the mid-point, and one at the end of the experience. Academic credit requirements, compensation, and activities vary with each WBL placement.
Work-based Learning experiences are geared toward CCSD students in grades 8-12.
*** Please plan ahead to ensure ALL Work-based Learning experiences are documented in PowerSchool. ***
Step by step instructions for planning WBL experiences for students.
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