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Section 12: Preparing WBL Students for Life After Graduation

  • Subject(s): CTE
  • Grade Range: 9 - 12
  • Release date: 07-02-2017
  • Tags: work-based learning, WBL, CTE, career and college readiness, Career and College Readiness, postsecondary opportunities, post-secondary opportunities


The primary purpose of career and technical education (CTE) is to prepare students for life beyond high school by helping them develop the academic, technical, and employability skills needed to pursue their chosen career. Participating in a work-based learning (WBL) experience is a major milestone on a CTE student’s career pathway. This section describes the WBL instructor’s critical role in preparing students for the transition from high school to the next phase of their life journey. It includes the definition of “college and career readiness,” a description of post-secondary opportunities for students, and a list of recommended WBL activities for students.


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