WBL = Work-Based Learning

  • Through team-based challenges, students can check out a variety of careers and jobs through problem-solving projects. These activities:

    • Provide access to potential careers in an industry of interest;
    • Develop problem-solving and research skills;
    • Build teamwork and presentation skills;
    • Help students make the connection between school and the workplace; and
    • Inform their career planning.
  • Structure

    Team-based challenges give students a chance to enhance the relevance of academic concepts by applying what they have learned. The activities:

    • Offer an opportunity to explore and practice in a field of interest;
    • Build knowledge about the education and training needed for a particular career path and entry into the industry; and
    • Allow for teacher/employer interaction to support the challenge.
  • Format

    Three formats deliver unique experiences to students and employers as the activities are organized through:

    • Classroom preparation, including research on the industry and participating businesses;
    • Employer orientation and support; and
    • Reflection on the experience orally and in writing.