Updated: Nov 1, 2017
Apprenticeships, Job Training, Mentoring, & More..
Career Readiness in the 21st Century
The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is designed to provide structure and depth to work-based learning experiences; to identify the skills to be focused on in the work experience; to open conversations about learning opportunities; to provide a structured approach to skill assessment; and to encourage reflection about short-term and long-term goals. The Work-Based Learning Plan includes a job description, list of skills, and reviews.
Quality work-based learning experiences can be a key part of transition planning for students. Through work-based learning experiences, students have an opportunity to learn about various career areas and try different work styles, find out what type of work they enjoy, find out how they learn best in a workplace setting, and find out what natural supports are available. Students learn and practice basic foundation skills and begin to develop life-long career skills.