WORK-BASED LEARNING

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.

COLORADO'S WORK-BASED LEARNING CONTINUUM

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

EDUCATION COORDINATED

BUSINESS LED

OUTCOMES

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