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Work-Based Learning (WBL)
Engaging in WBL Experiences
Work-based Learning Continuum
Work-based learning (WBL) programs are instrumental in building quality career pathways that enable students and job seekers to secure industry-relevant skills, experiences, certifications, and credentials, as well as to advance to higher levels of education and employment. See the WBL website produced by the Colorado Workforce Development Council.
Visit your local workforce center.
Job seekers receive services, such as:
- Access to Businesses and Opportunities
- Career Counseling and Counseling
- Resume Writing Skills
- Online job search
- Job Fairs and Events
- Interviewing Skills
- Labor Market Information
- Education and Training
Learn about Sector Partnerships
Promising Practices for Work-Based Learning
Jeffco Public Schools
- Work-based Learning is based on the WBL Continuum. Students have the opportunity to learn about work through mentorships, guest speakers, interviews, job shadows and worksite tours.
- Students learn through work in internships and pre-apprenticeships, and they learn at work through CTE, Careerwise, and executive internships.
St Vrain Valley Schools
- Read about St Vrain School District’s ICAP in the ICAP blog about WBL
Westminster Public Schools
Canon City Schools
- “The Canon City Schools Pathways Program is a three-year curriculum designed to inject relevance and engagement in learning, and to prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce…
- The Pathways Program purposefully restructures our 1,050 student high school into smaller learning communities and creates viable lanes from high school, to college and to professional careers.”