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Work Based Learning

Mercer County businesses want to build a pipeline of entry-level talent. Students want to know what career to pursue first prior to graduating. The Work Based Learning (WBL) program is a proven 50+ year method for affirming students’ career/post-secondary choices BEFORE graduating from high school. Qualified students are linked with businesses interested in cultivating entry-level talent. In addition to being paid by the employer, the student continues to earn credits towards graduation. Although we make every effort to notify students of applicable career opportunities, students are responsible for securing their employment before being eligible to participate in WBL. It should be noted that MCTS staff works alongside students as they navigate the interview and onboarding process. Feel free to post and check on our Career Board for more opportunities.

MCTS has two dedicated coordinators (one on each campus) to serve students and community business partners. The best way to move forward is to email either coordinator so they can begin a dialog to learn how to serve your needs best.

Work-based learning is the intersection of project-based learning and social and emotional learning, as it invites students to work on real-world tasks that will facilitate their ability to obtain employment. The social and emotional learning component? Developing soft or interpersonal skills is necessary to thrive at work.

Work Based Learning Overview

Types of Work Based Learning