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Work-Based Learning

What is Work-Based Learning?

Work-based learning is a continuum of school-coordinated workplace experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests. They are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries, or other organizations in the community. WBL enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment.

Types of Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning comprises a wide range of activities that are conducted as an extended learning experience, including:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Work Place Tours
  • Internships
  • Job Shadows
  • Mentorships
  • Externships
  • Clinicals
  • School Based Enterprise
  • Service Learning
  • Apprenticeships


Step 1: Work-Based Learning Application

Complete this application to show Mr. Smith that you are interested in Work-Based Learning. Upon submission of this application he will contact you to set up a meeting.

Step 2: Personalized Learning Plan

To be completed after your meeting with Mr. Smith.

Step 3: WBL Student Placement Portal


Introduction To Work Based Learning

WBL Child Labor Law Overview

WBL 101 for Industry

Implementing WBL: Action Steps and Practical Advice for Industry


Those interested in mentoring/hosting a student from Science Hill High School can contact Adrian Smith or complete the Science Hill High School Work-Based Learning Site or Mentor Registration


Are you interested in becoming a Work Ethic Distinction industry partner? Click here for additional information or contact Adrian Smith.


Adrian Smith
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
251 Cotty Jones Lane
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 232-2200 Ext. 2402
(423) 461-1695 FAX

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