Welcome to the Educators’ WBL Resources page!

Here is some baseline information for educators regarding Work-based Learning (WBL):

WBL Assignments:
• 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. ***

Please contact Chad Vail, WBL Partnership Coordinator if you don’t see what you’re looking for on this page. The CCSD Career and Technology Education Support Team is available to help.

Educators’ WBL Toolkit

Step by step instructions for planning WBL experiences for students.

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