Work Based Learning

Lunenburg County Public Schools

What is Work Based Learning?

High quality work-based learning (WBL) is a school-coordinated, coherent sequence of workplace experiences that are related to students’ career goals and/or interests, are integrated with instruction, and are performed in partnership with local businesses, industries, or other organizations in the community. Work-based learning experiences are divided into three categories:  Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Preparation.    

Virginia Dept. of Education, 2022


Connecting WBL to Virginia’s 5 C’s  

HQWBL experiences reinforce Virginia’s 5 C’s—critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creative thinking, and citizenship—by allowing students to apply these skills in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment. 

Value of CTE and WBL.pdf