Work-based learning provides a unique and impactful opportunity for students to learn while doing. Not only does it allow students to explore different careers through hands-on experience, but it also gives them a leg-up to future employment.
As defined in Ed Code, “Work-Based Learning is an educational approach, or instructional methodology that uses the workplace or real work to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to real-life, work activities and future career opportunities. A quality work-based learning program, when feasible, should be an integral part of a more comprehensive program that integrates academic courses and career technical education. Students benefit from work-based learning that connects to classroom instruction.” EC 51760 (a) (d) 51760.1 (e) (4-6)
Whether you are a student, parent, counselor or teacher, you may find the San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Regional Consortium Career Education Guide useful in preparing students to be college and career-ready. The guide provides occupation and wage data and helps students identify their personal interests and values as they relate to career choices.
County Office of Education WBL Opportunities
Being college and career ready means graduating from high school with a career goal and a plan for how to get there. The San Diego County Office of Education connects education to the world of work. Through project-based learning, work-based learning, career technical education, and other modern approaches of integrating career concepts into core curriculum, students can be prepared for careers in high-wage, high-growth industries.
The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program has established a network of more than 500 local businesses partners who support Imperial Valley ROP students, instructors and administration