Invest in Workplace Learning
How States and Schools Can Engage Employers

Blog post Gene Bottoms

Experiencing the workplace is a pivotal step along career pathways for students, so they can see careers first-hand as they make decisions about their futures.  High-quality work-based learning experiences pair young people with mentors who show them how to solve real-world problems, cultivate professional skills, shoulder adult responsibilities, build workplace relationships, identify their interests and aptitudes, and make good decisions about careers and college.