Opening Doors Through Work-Based Learning
Policies: Adopting Measures to Support Work-Based Learning
Work-based learning has been identified by many organizations and researchers as a necessary educational component or preparing students for success in adulthood. Kentucky has created a policy solution for challenges to work-based learning such as workers’ compensation and liability insurance.
Mary Taylor, Kentucky Department of Education’s Industry Training and Development Specialist, shared information about the Youth Employment Solutions (YES!) and pre-apprenticeship programs. South Carolina provides incentives to employers who offer paid work-based learning experiences, and the state recognizes the importance of secondary work-based learning by collecting data about students’ experiences. Angel Malone, South Carolina State Director of Career and Technical Education, spoke about the state’s incentives and industry sector partnerships.