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Virginia Department of Education Resources

Resources


Work Based Learning Hours

Calendar - Click Here for 2020-21 Calendar


For more information on the eleven WBL

methods of instruction, visit Work-Based

Learning.


For downloadable forms in Word format and other resources for each of the WBL experiences, visit Featured Resources, Work-Based Learning on the CTE Resource Center website.

Curriculum


Virginia's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs include the following components:


• Classroom instruction - the essential component for students to master the academic and technical competencies, attitudes, and work ethic necessary for career success and lifelong learning.


• Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) - organizations that provide experiences that reinforce and strengthen classroom learning and prepare students for individual responsibility, teamwork, and leadership int heir chosen career pathways.


• WBL experiences - opportunities for students to apply and refine knowledge, attitudes and skills through professionally coordinated and supervised work experience directly related to career goals


Includes CTE course descriptions, task lists, course frameworks, and other teaching resources are available.


CTE Resource Center


The site above includes information to help local school divisions plan and schedule instructional programs. The site is organized by career clusters, with a complete listing of courses, concentration sequences, and credentials available to students as they plan for career entry and continuing education. Users may access course information by cluster or by searching for specific courses or certifications.


Work-Based Learning


Work-Based Learning (WBL) is comprised of school-coordinated, workplace experiences that are related to studets' career goals and/or interests, are integrated with instruction, and are performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations. W/BL experiences enable students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service oriented work environment.


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recognizes 11 WBL experiences. Virginia's career and technical education (CTE) programs include the following components:


• Classroom instruction - the essential component for students to master the academic and technical competencies, attitudes, and work ethic necessary for career success and lifelong learning.


• Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) - organizations that provide experiences that reinforce and strengthen classroom learning and prepare students for individual responsibility, teamwork, and leadership in their chosen career pathways.


• WBL experiences - opportunities for students to apply and refine knowledge, attitudes and skills through professionally coordinated and supervised work experience directly related to career goals.