WBL = Work-Based Learning
Site visits give students a chance to learn firsthand about an industry, specific jobs, and potential career opportunities. The designed activities:
- Build occupational knowledge;
- Develop an understanding of the education and training needed; and
- Foster an understanding of the business’s workforce and its contributions to the community.
Site visit activities:
- Illustrate how key academic concepts are applied in the real world;
- Enable students to ask questions and observe work in progress; and
- Promote interaction with professional adults.
Students learn by observing employees on the job. The experience is connected to:
- Classroom learning and preparation;
- Individual career development and training plans; and
- A sequence of educational, training, and workplace activities.
Tools and Materials
Site visit organizers and participants can use the following resources to plan, implement, and review.
WBL Coordinator Site Visit Checklist
Tip Sheets and Fact Sheets
Employer Site Visit Fact Sheet
Work-Based Learning Activity Evaluation (for teacher, coordinator, or host)
Work-Based Learning Activity Evaluation (for student)