Work-based learning is a type of job training that combines on-the-job and classroom instruction. While there is not one universal definition, NSC prioritizes work-based learning that takes places within the context of a wage-earning, long-term employment relationship between a business and a worker in which the learning worker has the opportunity to develop measurable skills through instruction both at the work-site and off-site at a school or training program and in which the measurable acquisition of skills leads over time to higher wages and potentially an industry-recognized credential. Apprenticeship, On-the-Job Training, and Career and Technical Education with a work-site component could all be included under this definition of work-based learning.
- Fact Sheet: Invest in Apprenticeship to Build Workforce Skills
- Promising Practices in Work-Based Learning for Youth | 2016
- Comments on Apprenticeship Programs; Equal Employment Opportunity Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) | 2016
- Recommendations for Reauthorization: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act | 2015
- National Apprenticeship Act
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act