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Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in a real worksite environment.

The experiences also include practicable, simulated environments at an educational institution that allows firsthand experience with tasks that are aligned to curriculum. Per the WIOA, Work-Based Learning (WBL) is defined as a structured learning experience at the worksite for a specific timeframe that leads to a career path. WBL is a school-coordinated, sponsored, coherent sequence of workplace experiences that are related to each students’ career goals and interests, while based on instructional preparation, and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries, or other organizations in the community. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment.

The ten WBL methods of instruction currently recognized and practiced in South Carolina are listed below. Career ready qualifiers are designated with the lead asterisk.

Download Work-Based Learning Guide (PDF)

SC Career Guidance/Work-Based Learning Virtual Toolkit (PDF)

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