Work-based learning projects now available to schools, students, through online clearinghouse
More than 100 work-based learning projects are now available to students and schools for the 2019-20 school year through a new virtual state clearinghouse.
The Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning connects K-12 students, schools and employers through shared projects that enable students to learn through professional experiences. The goal is to expand access to work-based learning projects statewide so that students can connect what they’re learning in the classroom to careers.
The clearinghouse is part of the Future Ready Iowa initiative, which is about growing a skilled workforce statewide by connecting Iowans to the education and training needed for rewarding careers. Gov. Reynolds established the clearinghouse through an executive order last year.
The clearinghouse has two key features:
- A project board, in which business partners post projects that can be embedded into K-12 classrooms
- An inventory for teachers to find student internships, apprenticeships and other on-site work-based learning opportunities statewide
To check out projects, read success stories and find out how your school can participate, visit https://clearinghouse.futurereadyiowa.gov/.