WBL Student Placement and Business Engagement
Fact #1: This year has brought many challenges to CTE with COVID-19 and a suffering economy and workforce crisis.
Fact#2: Helping students transition from school to the world of work is a critical part to student success.
These two statements bring to life the challenges we face in our community and the opportunity for innovations in the delivery of effective work-based learning programming. We will address these challenges but more importantly, tackle the innovative ideas in student placement and building business engagement. We will focus on three areas, the students, the business community and your programs. This is an exciting time in CTE! Let's embrace the opportunity for growth together as we continue to move students from school to work. "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you" Fred Devito
In preparation for this presentation think about your contribution to the following:
• What challenges are your students facing as they think about work-based learning?
• What challenges are your community business partners facing right now?
• Do you think there is room for adaptability and flexibility when it comes to work-based learning?
• What have your students done to stay positive and motivated as they prepare to transition from school to work?
• What creative ways are you staying engaged with your local business community during this pandemic?
• What have you done to achieve WBL in your programs amidst the challenges you have faced?