The following resource is compiled of models across the work-based learning continuum from communities throughout Illinois to offer high-quality experiences in manufacturing. We hope school districts and their partners can utilize, repurpose, and apply these models to support the design and implementation of work-based learning experiences aligned to a manufacturing pathway.
Presentation slides from VIA and TMA workshop
One-page document that summarizes the presentation
Both include references, including direct quotes, to the Department of Labor regulations
The I-WIN community of practice on February 16, 2022 focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the manufacturing sector.
At the I-WIN convening on December 14, 2022, Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) shared how it is engaging employers in their region to be prepared to host and support young people in work-based learning opportunities, including internships. Through an ISBE pilot opportunity in SY21-22, VALEES developed an internship micro-credential for employers that is informing this work.