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Work-based learning (WBL) has long been used in career and technical education (CTE) to allow students to practice the knowledge and skills they acquire in the classroom within a “real-world” business or industry setting. High-quality work placements reinforce school-based instruction by providing students with a context for applying academic theory with technical skills, and an authentic backdrop for learning the career-readiness (also described as employability) skills valued by employers. Simulated WBL aims to replicate workplace experiences by allowing students to immerse themselves in a realistic worksite activity without leaving campus (Lateef 2010). Simulations may be adopted for various reasons, including but not limited to the difficulty educators face in placing students with employers; logistical issues, such as the geographical isolation of rural providers or scheduling challenges that limit students’ ability to travel; safety or insurance issues that restrict students’ access or engagement; and labor laws, which may prohibit underage students from working.
This website is a digital handbook written for people at Twinfield Union School who, at one time or another, place students in work-based learning experiences. The website provides information and resources with the intention to lead to consistency when placing students in work-based learning experiences and assessing their learning.
NOTE: Almost all of the information and resources in this handbook are verbatim from either from the Work-based Learning Coordinator graduate class, the Vermont Work-based Learning Manual or government documents.
What is your experience of work and what did you learn from this experience? This unit will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.