Work Based Learning
Career-Related Education (CRE) provides structured, age-appropriate experiences which prepare students to be college and career ready. The range of CRE experiences begins with Career Awareness and Exploration in middle school and culminates with Work-Based Learning during the eleventh and twelfth grades. Work-Based Learning provides students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their career pathway.
Work-based Learning (WBL) is designed to provide relevant experiences in all career areas that will assist students in making decisions concerning their future. WBL Coordinators are the key to ensuring that placements and experiences are valuable and meaningful for students. In order for the WBL program to be effective, the WBL coordinator must make regular visits to student work-sites and confer with on-the-job supervisors at regular intervals to check and evaluate students for grading purposes.
Work-Based Learning placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. Enrollment in a work-based learning course is an extension of the student’s work in their College and Career Pathway. Credit earned for enrollment in work-based learning may count toward graduation as part of the student’s cluster or pathway. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in the Work-Based component of Career-Related Education. This is especially important for successful completion of a student’s pathway in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the pathway classes they have completed or in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are several opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning. These opportunities include Cooperative Education, Internship, Youth Apprenticeship, and Clinical Experiences.
2022-2023 Work-Based Learning
You are invited to apply for the 2022-23 Work-Based Learning Program at Cambridge High School. Students that are successful in this program tend to be self-starters, organized, and understand the importance of planning and keeping to a schedule. You can either have a position with a Career Tech teacher (intern) or a job in the community of Milton. I can help you if needed. I accept the first 80 students with good discipline records and solid teacher recommendation forms. You must attend one session of my Tuesday afternoon orientation. Tuesdays throughout March @3:30 for about 20 minutes
WBL Application - start here
Teacher Recommendation form - send the form to two teachers and be sure to ask nicely!
Counselor Sign-off form - send to your counselor
Students at Cambridge High School that are accepted into the WBL Program are typically Pathway Completers. They have three years of project-based learning and skillsets in the following fields:
- Audio, Video, Film Production
- Computer Science
- Digital & Web Design
- Law & Justice
- Sports Marketing
- Veterinary Science