Vermont Work-Based Learning Manual


“In July of 2013 the General Assembly of the State of Vermont enacted Act 77: Flexible Pathways to Secondary School Completion -- the culminating result of years of work by many Vermont citizens, educators, and policy-makers to foster a system of public education in which every student graduates and every graduate is college and career ready….

One flexible pathway opportunity articulated in Act 77 is work-based learning. Work-based learning is an educational program or experience involving student interactions with industry or community professionals in real, virtual, online, or simulated work environments that exposes learners to postsecondary options, provides opportunities for skill development and proficiency attainment, and allows students to reinforce and deepen their school-based learning. Through work-based learning experiences, educational programs become more relevant, rigorous, challenging, and rewarding for students, parents, educators, and employers. These experiences can particularly help students make the connection between academic principles and real world applications.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
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