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The purpose for Work-Based Learning is to provide students with opportunities to connect the real-world application to classroom learning while exploring career paths of interest.
Iowa Work-Based Learning Guide
Contains a comprehenisve overview of work-based learning
General Work-Based Employer Checklist
Provides guidelines to help guide active involvement from employers
Register for the Iowa Work-Based Learning Newsletter
This monthly newsletter highlights the connection between education and business/industry through student and educator experiences. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this newsletter, please sign-up below:
Iowa's Community Colleges offer many work-based learning (WBL) experiences within their curriculum. Career and technical programs offer a wide variety of internships, practicums, and career exploration. Transfer majors are also being built between the community colleges and universities with related work experiences in mind. Guidance for developing WBL within the curriculum is available within the following resources.
Iowa Community College Work-based Learning Implementation Guide - coming soon
Work-Based Learning Industry Toolkits
Sector Partnership Website
Includes comprehensive Iowa career and employer information
- Attend the annual conference and connect with other coordinators for collaboration opportunities.
- Collaborate online for up-to-date programming information and ideas.
- Offers a section under New and Related Services for work-based learning.
- Provides quarterly meetings and information to members via email.