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.

  • 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.

Kristi Kemp, JATC North and South

kristi.kemp@jordandistrict.org

Utah State Office of Education WBL site

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