Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop employability skills. The concept of work-based learning is an integral part of the Career and Technical Education system that provides a competitive advantage for students. Work-based learning experiences occur in a work setting, and typically are scheduled during the first or the last period of the day.
Types of work-based learning include:
- Business/Industry Field Trip
- Job Shadowing
- School-Based Enterprise
- Service Learning
- Teamship (District C)
Contact the Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at your school for more information.
- CHS: LaTonya Coley, CDC firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHHS: Jennifer Walker, CDC email@example.com
- ECHHS: Fletcher Kieckbusch, CDC firstname.lastname@example.org
- PAHS: Kathi Breweur, point of contact email@example.com
Work Permit for Paid Jobs
Youth employment certificates (worker's permit) for workers under the age of 18 can be found on the North Carolina Department of Labor website.
The Career Development Coordinator at each high school may be qualified to process youth employment certificates.
Child Labor information can be found on the United States Department of Labor web page.