Taking your first steps into the world of work-based learning can be relatively easy and doesn’t have to involve creating new programs or offerings at your business. No matter what stage of the continuum you’re hoping to plug into, there are ways you can get involved with little (though meaningful) effort.
Learning About Work
Volunteering to support career advising efforts in your local school district
Presenting information on careers in your industry (or at your business) to educators, students, or adults in your community
Volunteering to speak about your industry in educational settings offered by institutions, government agencies, or civic organizations
Sending your employees to speak with students about their careers
Hosting a tour for middle or high school students or participating in school-organized career fairs
Learning Through Work
Connect with college and career advisors to reach high school interns
Connect with a postsecondary institution to identify cooperative education opportunities
Learning At Work
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