Work Based Learning

Middle School and High School students may participate in Career Awareness and some Career Exploration opportunities.  Students in grades 11-12 (or younger with special permission), may add real-world learning by enrolling in more intensive Career Exploration, Career Preparation, or Career Training.  

Career Awareness

As a part of the WRVS education plan, students may participate in the following with the help of school personnel: 

  1. Within Class--Career Awareness : examples include On Your Own, Financial Independence, Independent Research in Science.

  2. Advisory/TAG: Special Career Awareness Activities

  3. Career Field Trips or Field Studies

  4. College Fairs, College Tours, College Visits

  5. Informational Trips to Local Technical Centers

Career Exploration

WRVS students are encouraged to participate in Career Exploration activities with professionals.   The following options help students learn more about specific interest areas:  

  1. Student Learning Projects

  2. Job Shadow Experiences

  3. Volunteer Service

Career Preparation 

WRVHS students can participate in Community Based Learning (CBL) Internships for college and career readiness.  Student Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) should identify educational enrichment goals to gain transferable skills, academic learning, and career preparation.  Due to Federal and State Labor Laws and other restrictions, generally only upperclassmen participate in CBL (a.k.a. WBL - Work Based Learning) Internships.

  1. Community Based Learning (aka CBL or WBL)

Career Training

Career Training is for specific high-skill job training, which includes Apprenticeships and the Career and Technical Education Cooperative Education program.  These training programs are desired to produce skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy. Apprenticeships are registered with Federal and State government agencies, and include the trades, such as Electricians and Plumbers. 

With a shortage of skilled workers, more businesses are increasing opportunities for youth to access apprenticeship programs.  Students who successfully complete these programs have employment opportunities and tuition assistance to continue their education.

  1. Cooperative Education (Co-op) at RTCC or HACTC

  2. Apprenticeships

The Vermont Agency of Education provides references for progression clarity of WBL:  WBL Summaries.

WRVHS WBL January Front
WRVHS WBL January Page 2
WRVHS WBL January Part 3
WRVHS WBL January Part 4
WRVHS WBL January Part 5

WRVHS WBL December Front
WRVHS WBL December Part 2
WRVHS WBL December Part 3
WRVHS WBL December Part 4
WRVHS WBL December Part 5
WRVHS WBL Business Thanks Part 1
WRVHS WBL Business Thanks Part 2