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, will share 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. You will hear from Angel Malone, South Carolina State Director of Career and Technical Education, about the state’s incentives and industry sector partnerships.