Work Based Learning

Work-based learning experiences (WBLE) provide students with a planned program of job training and other employment experiences related to a chosen career. Depending on the type of learning experience, the pupil might be engaged for one hour, one day, one semester, or even one year in length. The learning experience may be paid or unpaid, serves all students, and can be an in-school or out-of-school placement. A work-based learning experience is coordinated by the school district through a contract (training agreement) with an employer providing an educational experience related to school instruction (training plan) involving supervised work (employer) and monitored by a certified instructor teacher employed by the district. A district may include in their membership a pupil earning high school credit in a work-based learning experience if the requirements that pertain to that particular program type are met. The work-based learning experiences must not generate more than one-half of the pupil's full-time equivalency (FTE). The employment of the pupil must not exceed the maximum hours set by the district.