Work-Based Learning

  • Students will have supervised, authentic work-based learning opportunities through extended, engaging and immersive experiences with business and industry professionals. Students will pursue career goals identified through their Individual Plans of Study while applying academic, technical and essential skills. Students successfully completing the work-based learning experience will be able to dream, believe, and achieve their futures in the Wichita workforce.


    The program focuses on skills that all students should have when entering the workforce. The expectation of both the student and the business partner, is that the student will be developing these focus skills through hands-on experiences, not just a job shadow. These focus skills include:


    • Applied Academic Skills
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Personal Qualities
    • Communication Skills
    • Technology Use
    • Information Use
    • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Resource Management
    • Systems Thinking

  • Businesses:


    It is critical to Wichita's workforce pipeline and economy for businesses to be involved with students within local high schools. Wichita employers play a key role in creating access to quality experiences that allow students to see how their interests, aptitudes, and skills connect to local work opportunities. Employers can get involved in Work-Based Learning in a variety of ways; providing students with hands-on, authentic problem-solving experiences, and connections to professional resources.


    Let us know if you are a business interested in partnering with any of our programs by serving on an Advisory Board, being a guest speaker, allowing students to tour facilities, hosting students for job shadowing and/or internships, etc. Please fill out the form below and a representative from our Career and College Readiness office will get in touch with you.

  • Sign your business up below...


    Sign up to learn more about our programs and how you can become an involved business partner.




  • Meet some of our business partners...

    Conco      spirit Sewing Center   textron  Alloy   


    Wesley  Two Brothers BBQ   Wildcat YMCA   KS Restaurant   



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