This is a work-based learning experience that includes structured work experiences that are directly related to the student's educational program. The school and participating business organizations develop training and evaluation plans s the student's course of study and the means to measure his/her progress and success.
WBL (CTE) offers students an opportunity to extend the classroom into a workplace setting. These structured work experiences may be paid or unpaid and they carry 1.0 academic credit for students that are participating and successfully complete the program.
WBL (CTE) placements can be for a semester or over several semesters. This program requires a collaborative effort among the school, the employer, and the student. Therefore a training agreement is required and drawn up between the school and the worksite. A Student's learning plans are designed to correlate coursework with work-based learning. Student progress in this program is supervised and evaluated collaboratively by school and workplace personnel.
Characteristics of cooperative education include:
- Demonstrating relevant academic and technical skills
- Including an opportunity to achieve on-the-job knowledge and skills
- Provides students with on-the-job training by a competent employee
- Ensures students are participating in a related academic or technical course
WBL (CTE). - Students must complete an average of 15 hours per week on the job site. Students must also successfully complete the required related CTE course. Credit possible each semester = 1.0.
- Marketing WBL (CTE)
- Business WBL (CTE)
- Technical/Industrial WBL (CTE)
which includes placement in auto services, culinary arts, drafting, home building, machine tool technology, and graphic communications.