What is Work Based Learning?

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of experiences related to students’ career interests, based on instructional preparation, and undertaken in partnership with local businesses or organizations. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world work environment. Hart’s CTE courses provide students with WBL experiences through Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.


Work-Based Learning helps students:

  • Apply learned skills in an authentic setting
  • Build a strong, positive work history
  • Cultivate a network of mentors, future employers, and peers
  • Develop Essential Employability Skills:
    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Reliability
    • Problem-Solving
    • Organization & Planning
    • Initiative
    • Self-Management
    • Leadership