Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students

Author(s): 
Corinne Alfeld, Ivan Charner, Lisa Johnson, Eric Watts
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
FHI 360, National Institute for Work and Learning
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Feb, 2013

In this report, The National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) presents a conceptual foundation for furthering work based learning (WBL) through a review of the three main WBL models: internships, youth apprenticeships, and school-based enterprises.

NRCCTE looked at programs within the United States at 18 schools to see how WBL can lead to better employment opportunities. The three most important keys to success were to develop stronger relationships between the learning institutions and employers or the community, to place students with employers in career interest areas, and to demonstrate deliberately to students the links between skills learned in the classroom and those used on the job.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Monitoring & Evaluation
Regions: 
North America
Tags: 
Education
Unemployment
Vocational Education
Youth