Interact and Inspire!

Work-based learning involves experiences students have in the community through real-work scenarios. These experiences include internships, job-shadowing opportunities and apprenticeships within the skilled trades industry. Click HERE for descriptions for each experience.

PSD Work-based Learning Goals:

  • Career Awareness: Youth gain more hands-on, practical knowledge and awareness of what it means to work and the types of jobs that may interest them.

  • Education Relevance: Youth are more likely to participate in secondary and post-secondary learning experiences relevant to their career interests and goals.

  • Persistence in Education: Because they see the relevance of education to their long-term career and economic goals, youth persistence in secondary and post-secondary learning improves.

  • Employability: Young people develop critical work skills that will make them more valuable and productive employees that employers will want to hire.


Career awareness and exploration helps individuals build awareness of the variety of careers available and provides experiences that help inform career decisions.

  • Career Counseling

  • Job Shadows

  • Career Fairs

  • Career Presentations

  • Industry Speakers

  • Informational Interviews

  • Mentoring

  • Worksite Tours

Career preparation supports career readiness and includes extended direct interaction with professionals from industry and the community.

  • Clinical Experiences

  • Credit-for-work Experiences

  • Internships

  • Pre-apprenticeship

  • Project-based Learning

Career training occurs at a work site and prepares individuals for employment.

  • Apprenticeship

  • On-the-job Training

  • Employee Development




Skilled Talent for Business + Meaningful Careers for Students & Job Seekers