Work Based Learning Overview

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 requirements.

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.



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