Work-Based Learning

Work Based Learning LogoWork-Based Learning (WBL) is intentional learning within a work context, created through purposeful relationships with employers, that helps students identify, refine and reach their goals, while developing and strengthen their 21st century skills. 

We offer WBL through structured experiences in order to enhance current and future employment opportunities and develop in students a career mindset.

Work-based learning experience is priceless! It provides students the opportunity to network with business, industry, and community representatives who can guide students in career planning, employment searches and post-secondary programs. Participants in work-based learning experiences are often able to continue work with their placement companies after high school or college graduation. Employers are increasingly seeking new hires that have work-based learning experience and can perform at a high levels immediately.

Work-Based Learning Experiences and Activities

SDPC offers students in grades 6th-12th a continuum of work-based learning opportunities.

WBL Experiences

WBL Activities


Job Shadowing (On-Site & Virtual)

Youth Apprenticeships


Cooperative Education (CO-OP)

School-Based Enterprise


Service Learning