Onboarding and Supporting Employer Partners

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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.

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About I-WIN

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.

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