Work-based Learning

Work-Based Learning provides students with opportunities to study complex subject matter as well as vital workplace skills in a hands-on, "real life" environment. Students have opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom to tasks performed in the workplace. As students see the connections between their school work and what is required at the work site, they gain an understanding of the importance of learning and are able to make better decisions about their futures.

There are many current work-based learning opportunities available to students through the CTE K-12 Work-Based Learning program at their school. Each school tailors their work-based learning program to the needs of their students and community. Here are a few opportunities that might be included at your school:

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To learn more about these opportunities, reach out to your school counselor or CTE (Career & Technical Education) department! You can also learn more by visiting the websites below.


Work-Based Learning

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.


Apprenticeship Utah

Apprenticeships are industry-driven, high-quality career pathways where individuals obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential. Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Talent Ready Utah

Talent Ready Utah optimizes efforts made by education and industry partnerships, working collectively to build a highly-skilled workforce while providing students with increased career and education opportunities. Below are some of the programs designed to support that mission.