Work Based Learning

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Take an opportunity to learn more deeply about a career by trying an internship. Students can work to either secure their own internship or with the instructor.

Course Topics:
• Self-Awareness
• Career Research/Planning
• Benefits of Internship
• Workplace Expectations
• Attitude at Work
• Succeeding on the Job
• Dealing with Conflict
• School to Career Transition

For Parents

5974 Work Based Learning is an instructional strategy that can be implemented as a stand-alone course or a component of any CTE course that prepares students for college and career. This strategy builds students’ skills and knowledge in their chosen career path or furthers their study within the area of interest. A standards based training plan is developed by the student, teacher, and workplace mentor to guide the student’s work based learning experiences and assist in evaluating achievement and performance, whether WBL is a stand-alone course or a component of a discipline-specific CTE course.

 In the stand-alone WBL courses, students have the opportunity to apply the concepts, skills, and dispositions learned in previous coursework in their pathways in real world business and industry settings. Therefore, at least two courses in a student’s pathway would be prerequisite to the student enrolling in the stand-alone WBL courses.

 Students are monitored in their experiences by the content-related CTE teacher or a CTE teacher needs to be the teacher for the comprehensive course. 

Pathway

This course can be a capstone experience for any career pathway area.

Application

Please check back in Spring 2017 for the updated application.