Quality Work-Based Learning
It’s simple – everything works better together. Siloed learning is ineffective and limiting. Quality Work-Based Learning encourages youth to develop academic, technical and workplace/professional skills in career-focused education and training programs. Employers agree that new workers must have experience and mastery in all three of these skill areas, with an emphasis on professional skills. Quality Work-Based Learning helps build systems that connect youth to the real world of real work.
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This toolkit was designed to provide Kansas City, Kansas educators and youth program staff with everything they need to create high quality, safe and legal work-based learning experiences for students.
This toolkit provides resources and materials which are specific to state of Kansas laws, Kansas City, Kansas board policies, and district programs and practices.
Designed as stand alone tools targeted to employer and labor partners as part of the California Employer and Labor Work-Based Learning initiative, these “Can Do” guides provide strategies and approaches to providing safe and legal work-based learning experiences for high school students.
Created for the California School-to-Career Inter-Agency Partners, the California Work-Based Learning Toolkit was built to support the implementation of School-to-Career practices across the state. The toolkit demonstrates how easy it is for employers, labor partners, educators and School-to-Career staff to create quality, safe and legal work-based learning experiences for students engaged in School-to-Career activities. The toolkit provides a complete guide for educators and School-to-Career staff. The toolkit also provides a set of specific factsheets, tools and resources to help clarify issues and support quality work-based learning practices.