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About Work Based Learning

What is Work Based Learning?

Work Based Learning (WBL) students the opportunity to earn academic credit for their authentic work experiences.

To receive credit, students must be enrolled in a WBL course and meet all course requirements. Students do not have to be enrolled in a CTE program to enroll in this course. 

College and Career Readiness Credit Students enrolled in this course during their 11th or 12th grade years can substitute one WBL credit for the College and Career Readiness (CCR) credit required for graduation.

Career and Technical Diploma Endorsement Credit earned in this course satisfies the WBL requirement option for the Career and Technical Diploma endorsement.

For additional information please contact WBL Coordinator, Mr. Knesal, by phone at 228-832-6652 x2138 or by email at

In an article entitled, "13 Benefits of Work-Based Learning for Students, CTE Programs, & Employers (" published on May 28, 2019 on the Applied Educational Systems webpage, Bri Stauffer outlined five important WBL benefits for students:

  1. WBL connects classroom learning to the real world
  2. WBL gives students opportunities to practice skills in real-world scenarios
  3. WBL helps students develop soft skills
  4. WBL gives students a chance to observe professionals in action
  5. WBL helps students network with potential employers