Work-Based Learning Resources

To assist Work-Based Learning Coordinators/Teachers throughout the Commonwealth, program area-specific WBL videos, an overview WBL video, and a modifiable powerpoint presentation and script that outline the guidelines and expectations for implementing high-quality WBL are available. Click the links below to find your program area’s high-quality WBL video and the modifiable overview presentation and script.

High-Quality Work-Based Learning Guide (effective July 1, 2021)

This implementation guide focuses on the twelve types of High-Quality Work-Based Learning (WBL) methods of instruction used in Virginia; job shadowing, service learning, mentorship, externship, school-based enterprise, internship, entrepreneurship, clinical experience, cooperative education, youth registered apprenticeship, registered apprenticeship and supervised agricultural experience, along with opportunities for students to earn one credit toward graduation in addition to any credit earned through the associated CTE course in cooperative education, internship, entrepreneurship, youth registered apprenticeship, and supervised agricultural experience for completing 280 hours of work experience and one half credit for 140 hours of work experience in mentorship. It includes Virginia regulations and guidelines for the administration of WBL and provides training materials for High Quality Work-Based Learning coordinators. School divisions should use this guide to implement WBL offerings locally.

Recording Wages and Hours
Use the Excel spreadsheet for entering students' employment information:

Experience Works: A Convening of Business Leaders and Educators

On June 16 and 17, 2021, Business and industry representatives and educators focused on building positive work-based learning (WBL) experiences for CTE students throughout the Commonwealth. Highlights included an exhibitors showcase, concurrent sessions featuring best practices to establish and expand business partnerships for the WBL instructional methods, career opportunities for WBL experiences, and a review of the revisions to the WBL Guide. Recordings of the opening and closing sessions, the exhibitors showcase, and workshops on the Experience Works webpage. Browse the sessions in the Experience Works program.