Benefits of Work-Based Learning to Business and Industry

  • Develop a more robust talent pipeline
  • Reduces training and recruitment costs
  • Builds brand awareness of the employer’s role in the local economy
  • Enables employers to prescreen potential employees before offering full-time employment
  • Ability to provide direct input into the education and training provided by local schools
  • Demonstrates a commitment by the employer to engage with the community

Six Key Economic Sectors

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Building and Construction
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Information Technology and Business Services
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Agriculture

No Cost/Low Cost WBL Programs

  • Job Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Guest Speakers/Lecturers
  • On-the-job training (OJT) for Adult Education Students
  • On-the-job training (OJT) for CTE Students
  • In-Class Mentoring
  • Open Houses

Comprehensive WBL programs

  • Certified State Earn and Learn (SEAL)
  • U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship

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