Work-Based Learning

A group of four students that are engaged in WBL experiences gathers for a group photo in their HVAC lab.

What is Work-Based Learning?

Federal law defines work-based learning as “sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that fosters in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required in a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.”


This feature will be available at the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.


A current business partnership agreement must be in place before a posting goes live. Click here to request a business partnership agreement.

The Benefits

To students...

  • You work directly with our business partners, who are experienced in their chosen field

  • You receive direct, comprehensive instruction on relevant tasks

  • You can use their experience and the contacts they make to help build their resumes

  • Some work-based learning experiences are paid!

  • Work-based learning experiences can be done during or after the school day, affording flexibility to student schedules

To employers...

  • You get our most dedicated and skilled students to join your team

  • You are educating the next generation of the labor force

  • It is proven that work-based learning opportunities help improve graduation rates at schools, which impacts your community

  • You may be previewing the next hire for your team

  • You are positively impacting a young person's life

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have additional questions regarding work-based learning experiences, please contact:

Cherrelle Turner

Cherrelle Turner

Coordinator of Business Partnership and Work-Based Learning
614.836.4530, ext. 1518

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