Work-based learning includes
field trips, career fairs, job shadowing, and other activities.
In field trips students,
accompanied by appropriate sponsors from the campus, travel in groups to employer
worksites to tour those worksites and hear presentations by employers and/or
employees about the world of work, applications of the subjects studied in the
classroom, and importance of college in preparing for success in work.
In job shadowing,
a student follows an employer or an employee at a firm in the area of the student’s
interest for a day to learn more about a particular occupation or industry.
In career fairs,
groups of students travel to a central local in which multiple employers have
gathered to provide students with information about careers and educational
Tech Prep provides handbooks
for educators, employers, and students and facilitates a variety of work-based
learning experiences. Educators must ensure that students obtain parental consent
and must also provide instruction and support for students using materials provided
by Tech Prep. To get involved, contact Tech Prep Inc.’s Work-Based Learning
Specialist, Martha Gutierrez.