Work-based Learning

  • Work-Based Learning is a learning experience for a student at an employer's worksite. While on the job, a student's learning experience consists of four elements:

    • A planned program of job training/work experience supporting student's career goals.
    • Acquire skills increasing in degree of difficulty.
    • Exposure to a broad spectrum of employability skills.
    • Development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Students: Contact your school counselor or a work-based learning teacher in your school to find out if you are qualified for the program.

    Employers: If you are interested in hiring a student in the work-based learning program or would just like to know more, please contact us at 360-412-4473.

    NTHS Ronna Reed rreed@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    RRHS Bruce Brewer bbrewer@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    ECA  Matt Monnastes mmonnates@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    THS Rachael Ward rward@nthurston.k12.wa.us

Work-Based Learning FAQs

  • Employer Question: Are there any extra expectations as a supervisor to employing a student?

  • Employer Question: Do supervisors of student employees need special training?

  • Employer Question: What are the benefits to my business in being a work-based site?

  • Student Question: Are there any pre-requisitives to enrolling in work-based learning?

  • Student Question: Do I have to be employed to enroll?

  • Student Question: Do I have to provide my own transportation?

  • Student Question: Will I be able to keep the job after I graduate?

  • Student Question: Will I get paid & earn credit?