Work Based Learning Continuum and Readiness Assessment
Work Based Learning Incubator Webinar Series
- November 14, 2017: Policy and Resource Alignment (Webinar)
- January 16, 2018: Career Advising (Webinar)
- February 20, 2018: Measurement & Evaluation (Webinar)
- March 20, 2018: Engaging Partners to Leverage WBL (Webinar)
Guidance Regarding Work Based Learning
Research and Models of Practice
This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth in different career pathways. The paper features the Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP) in Northeast Illinois; the Urban Alliance in Baltimore, Chicago, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC; the Conservation Corps of Long Beach (CCLB); and the Guilford Apprenticeship Partnership (GAP) in North Carolina. The paper draws on each of these examples to define the following key policy elements for work-based learning:
- Paid work-based learning opportunities, with wages provided either through employer, provider, or combination of the two;
- Strong partnerships with business and other community stakeholders;
- Positive youth development and continued support services; and
- Linkages to career pathways either through future employment opportunities or future education and training opportunities.
Registered Apprenticeships for High School Youth- A framework on registered apprenticeships for high school youth developed by the US Department of Labor.
Career-Wise Colorado- Uniting businesses and educators to provice business-led, student centered apprenticeships beginning junior year of highschool.
Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative- A partnership between the Denver Chamber of Commerce and businesses aimed at providing education, career opportunities and support to opportunity youth ages 16-24 in the Denver Metro Area.