Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-based learning is an instructional strategy that equips students with a well-rounded skill set beyond academics. Through participation in a spectrum of work-based learning activities, students are supported to build awareness of postsecondary pathways, develop professional skills, and gain practical work experience.

For more information about DCPS work-based learning programs, please visit the new DCPS Career Preparation website.

Career Exploration


Career Exploration activities include:

  • Postsecondary Visit/Tour
  • Site Tour
  • Mock Interviews

Career Awareness


Career Awareness activities include:

Career Preparation


Career Preparation activities include:

  • Job Shadow
  • Paid/Unpaid Internships
  • Apprenticeships