Work-Based Learning (WBL) for Schools, Community-Based Organizations and Businesses

Work-based learning is an opportunity for youth to gain work experience while also learning academic and technical skills. Schools, community-based organizations, and businesses come together to make these meaningful programs happen.

Best Practices for Coordinating WBL Programs

  • Conduct post-employment assessment or performance review.
  • WBL supervisors can regularly check in with WBL participants about upskilling and professional development opportunities.
  • CBOs and businesses can participate in Integrated Resource Teams (IRTs) to help support the participant's development. Encourage the participant to communicate progress frequently and convene the IRT group periodically.

Resources for Work-Based Learning


Posted below are worksheets to help you support youth in Work-Based Learning programs.


Additional Resources

Work-Based Learning Resources for Job Seekers