Work Based Learning

Jordan WBL Contacts

 

 Jenifer Glassey, Herriman High

(801)567-8562

jeniferglassey@jordandistrict.org

Buffy Blunck, Riverton High

(801)256-5886

buffy.blunck@jordandistrict.org

Lori Lebeau, Bingham High

(801)256-5134

lori.lebeau@jordandistrict.org

Shelley Williams, West Jordan High

(801)256-5619

shelley.williams@jordandistrict.org

Marta Rae Diamond, Copper Hills High

(801)256-5338

martarae.diamond@jordandistrict.org

Kristi Kemp, JATC North and South

(801)256-5914

kristi.kemp@jordandistrict.org

 

About Work Based Learning

Our Mission

Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students.

WBL provides opportunities for students to learn a variety of skills through rigorous academic preparation with hands-on career development experiences. Under the guidance of adult mentors, students learn to work in teams, solve problems, and meet employers’ expectations.

Work-Based Learning Goals and Benefits

Through Work-Based Learning, students have the opportunity to see how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities.

WBL Provides the Following

  • Active participation of educators, employees, labor, students, parents, and appropriate agency and community representatives.
  • Development of learning and workplace competencies.
  • Motivation to stay in school.
  • Improvement of student grades.
  • Improvement in student employability.
  • Increased awareness of nontraditional career opportunities.
  • Help for students in identifying Career Pathways.

Utah State Office of Education WBL site

http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/wbl