Access Experience Works 2022
The Experience Works 2022 page has workshop descriptions and links to videos of the sessions. You can also view videos provided by each of the exhibitors.
What is High-Quality Work-Based Learning?
Since 2018, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has included high-quality work-based learning (WBL) as one of the options for meeting state graduation requirements. To graduate, students are required to either complete:
- An Advanced Placement, honors, International Baccalaureate, or dual-enrollment course; or
- Participate in an HQWBL experience; or
- Earn a CTE credential.
HQWBL includes school-coordinated work experiences that appeal to the student's career interests, are integrated with instruction, and are created in collaboration with local businesses.
These experiences allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations. The VDOE recognizes 12 experiences. CTE programs in Virginia public schools help students become career ready through these HQWBL experiences, classroom instruction, and career and technical student organizations to further reinforce learning.
For more information about Virginia's HQWBL efforts, visit the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education's High-Quality Work-Based Learning page (https://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/career_technical/work-based_learning/index.shtml).
CTE Director Resource Update (June 2022)
Learn & Earn: Explore, Connect, Succeed
An informational video presenting the 12 High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL) opportunities available to students
Work-Based Learning At a Glance (One-pagers)
- For the Business Community: Become a Business Partner Today (updated 4/28/22)
- For the School: High-Quality Work-Based Learning Opportunities (updated 4/28/22)
College, Career, and Civic Readiness Indicator (CCCRI)
VAVoyager Pilot Informational Meeting, February 7, 2022
Virginia ACTE Career Development and Leadership Seminar (2022)
Presentation and materials from the 23rd Virginia Association for Career and Technical Education (VACTE) Professional Development and Leadership Seminar (January 13–14, 2022):
- Strengthening High-Quality Work-Based Learning Through State and Local Partnerships (presentation)
- Public Participation Spectrum
- Key Components of the Engagement Map
- Sample Stakeholder Engagement Map
- Stakeholder Engagement Map Template
To help WBL coordinators/teachers throughout the state, program-area-specific HQWBL videos, an overview HQWBL video, and a modifiable PowerPoint presentation and script that outline the guidelines and expectations for implementing HQWBL are available. Click the links below to find your program area’s HQWBL video and the modifiable overview presentation and script.
Information Session for Virginia ACTE's Facebook Live (September 28, 2021)
High-Quality Work-Based Learning (WBL) in Virginia (PowerPoint)
General Overview: Implementing High-Quality Work-Based Learning
Agricultural Education HQWBL Opportunities
Business and Information Technology HQWBL Opportunities
Family and Consumer Sciences HQWBL Opportunities
Health and Medical Sciences HWBL Opportunities
Marketing HQWBL Opportunities
Technology Education HQWBL Opportunities
Trade and Industrial Education WBL Opportunities
Recording Wages and Hours
Use the WBL Calendar and Calculator Template to enter students' employment information.