Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Work-Based Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an instructional strategy that connects student learning with the workplace skills and competencies necessary for success after high school. By engaging with industry partners and ​​​​stakeholders, students are exposed to work-based learning experiences, which prepare them to make informed college and career choices and allow them to acquire necessary college-and-career-readiness skills.

​​Hoover.jpgSunnyside Video.jpgIMG_0595 (2).JPG

 Work-Based Learning Experiences Include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Job Shadows
  • Workplace Tours
  • Informational Interviews
  • Service Learning
  • Mock Interviews
  • Student Internships

Participation in work-based learning has a significant positive impact on all involved. Students may benefit most directly, but schools and business partners also gain through getting involved.

Student Benefits to Participation in Work-Based Learning

  • Make direct connections between classroom learning and real world applications
  • Build personal ownership of learning by connecting hands-on experiences to individual career goals
  • Develop college- and career-ready (‘soft’) skills
  • Develop and practice positive work-related habits and attitudes
  • Increase motivation to stay in school, earn a high school diploma, and increase post-secondary options.
  • Develop and work toward achieving college and career goals during high school
  • Improve post-graduation employment opportunities
  • Secure part-time employment and financial support for post-secondary education
  • Establish professional contacts for future employment, mentoring and networking

Employer Benefits to Participation in Work-Based Learning

  • Develop new projects and ideas with student assistance
  • Develop a pool of skilled and motivated potential future employees
  • Reduce training/recruitment costs
  • Improve employee motivation and retention
  • Increase interest in the company and industry
  • Demonstrate corporate social responsibility
  • Support and improve educational programs
Want to get involved? Contact the Work-Based Learning Coordinator in the College and Career Readiness Department.

Home   •   Staff Only Website   •   Staff Portal   •   Web Accessibility Notice   •     •   Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse

4120 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726   •   (559) 248-7465

Non-Discrimination Policy: Fresno Unified School District does not harass, intimidate, or discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, creed, religion, political affiliation, gender,gender identity or expression or genetic information, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital, pregnancy or parental status, military veteran status, or any other basis protected by law or regulation, in its educational program(s) or employment. Compliance Officers | Full Policy This page is maintained by this department, according to the Web publishing guidelines of the Fresno Unified School District. The district is not responsible for facts or opinions contained on any linked site.
© 2018 Fresno Unified School District. All Rights Reserved.