How does Work-Based Learning help students?

A significant body of research has proven that students who have opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom to work settings can be beneficial. In addition to reporting improvements in competency, students who participate in WBL are more likely to earn higher wages in their future employment. 

More recent research underscores the importance of the social capital young learners developed through work-based learning experiences, and just how valuable that can be for lifelong prospects. The supervisors, mentors, and colleagues that young workers engage with during a WBL experience can be transformational, especially during an era of “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” 

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1. How does Work-Based Learning help students?
2. How does Work-Based Learning help employers?
3. How much does a Work-Based Learning experience cost?
4. Can I employ someone under the age of 18?
5. What are students under 18 not allowed to do?
6. How many hours can student employees work?
7. As an employer, am I obligated to keep a student employee on even if it’s not working out?
8. Are student employees able to be hired for permanent positions?
9. What kind of data will Workforce Solutions collect about the program?