Why Work-Based Learning?
CTE ensures a thriving Colorado economy by providing relevant and rigorous education that is connected, responsive and real.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) has always been an integral component of quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. All CTE programs are required to demonstrate WBL opportunities are available for students.
There is tremendous energy about WBL as a talent pipeline strategy in Colorado. The CTE team is dedicated to working collaboratively with local and state-level partners to support schools, districts, and colleges in designing, implementing, measuring, and evaluating WBL efforts.
CTE WBL-Related Focus Areas for 2017-2018
- Road Show focused on WBL
- CTE WBL Coordinator Credential development and piloting
- Statewide WBL collaborations (i.e. Sectors Summit, WBL Incubator, CCRS State WBL Initiative)
- SAE Rollout
- Employer Engagement work with NC3T
- Resource collection and communications