Work-Based Learning Experiences help youth connect with real-life jobs and potential careers. It allows eligible students an opportunity to learn trades in coffee roasting industry, urban gardening, and marine industry along with our partnering trade professionals. These job training and skill experiences can occur during school hours or after school.
Work-based learning experiences can include:
Youth Apprenticeships – combine classroom and workplace experience to provide opportunities to try out crafts or trades
Job & Career Shadowing – walking with an employee on the job to learn aspects related to the job
Career Mentor-ship – working with a mentor to provide guidance or advice on careers.
Informational Interviews – informal conversation with someone working in a career area/job that interests you
Paid and Non-Paid Internships – temporary position with an on-the-job training emphasis
Service Learning – community service integrated with classroom instruction and reflection
Student-Led Enterprises – school-based enterprises that produce goods or services for sale or for use by others
Simulated Workplace Experience – work based learning activities that simulate work environments in any field
Paid and Non-Paid Work Experience – opportunity to explore careers and nature of work through first-hand exposure to the workplace
Volunteering – donating time or efforts for a cause or organization, typically a non-profit organization
Workplace Tours/Field Trips – field trip to observe specific work sites in order to learn about the business, meet employees, and ask questions