Our community of practice on September 20, 2021, focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the Health Sciences sector.
- The Whiteside Area Career Center provided an overview of their Career Exploration experiences and opportunities for young people to engage directly with Health Science professionals.
- District 211 discussed the development process of their Team-Based Challenges that are embedded in Health Science coursework.
- Danville Area Community College presented on their clinical experience model co-developed with employers to provide Career Development Experiences for students in the Health Sciences pathway.
The Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) is designed to:
- Highlight and explore innovative models for work-based learning with a current focus on virtual opportunities.
- Engage in conversations on creating sustainable, high-quality models that provide broader and more equitable access to work-based learning, building social capital for Black and Latinx students.
- Build connections among communities to offer best practices, learnings, and resources.
- Identify needs for state policy changes or support systems.