Empowering individuals to become independent and productive members of their community through work-based learning.
What is work-based learning?
Supervised vocational program sponsored by the district that connects classroom instruction to an authentic community-based worksite. The program's goal is to empower the student by establishing and nurturing a foundation of job skills that will allow the student to participate in the competitive full-time job market after graduating from high school and become a successful, functioning, and contributing member of society.
Identify interests and strengths
Develop soft and hard skills of the workplace
Develop and learn marketable job skills
Gain valuable work experience
Engage in career exploration
Assist in actively preparing students to be tomorrow’s workforce
Employ students who are receiving vocational instruction regarding job-related skills in the classroom
Give back to the community
Establish relationships with students, their family, the school and the community at large.
Enriched vocational programming
Equip students to meet the needs of local businesses
Recognizing the shared responsibilities for a successful work experience.
Developing and strengthening community partnerships.
Work based learning experiences impact leadership and engage people in their communities.
Research has shown that work-based learning promotes problem-solving abilities, adult thinking processes, teamwork and social relationships. (Devlin, 2011)