Work-Based Learning

In Douglas County School District, Work-Based Learning (WBL) is one way education and industry partnerships are partnering to ensure that students have the skills and career exposure needed to build pathways to meaningful careers.

Work-Based Learning is a program designed to connect students with career pathways of interest by partnering with businesses in the community. Through experiences including career readiness training, clinical experiences, credit-for-work experiences, industry-sponsored projects, internships and pre-apprenticeships, high school students have the opportunity to explore career pathways and develop career readiness skills. 

Colorado’s labor market is evolving faster than ever. Students and job seekers are engaging in learning experiences to help them develop advanced and adaptable skill sets that are necessary to compete in the complex global marketplace. Preparing students for the workforce requires strong partnerships with business and program alignment with the needs of the labor market. In Douglas County School District, industry partnerships serve a key role in helping education and other community partners understand and align with the needs of business. 

Students interested in Work-Based Learning opportunities are required to meet with their high school Counselor for further course information and requirements. 

 

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