Work-based learning combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction. It gives workers the opportunity to build new skills while earning a paycheck. Through learning that happens both on the job and in the classroom, workers gain new skills that translate to higher wages and can often gain anindustry-recognized credential. Work-based learning includes apprenticeship, as well as certain types of on-the-job training and career and technical education with a work-site component. States can adopt policies to expand work-based learning to new industries and workers.