The purpose of this extension is to explore career development experiences (CDE) and provide resources to address the needs of stakeholders outside of a traditional high school setting including workforce development organizations, community-based organizations, and alternative high schools. This companion piece targets these organizations and employers in order to serve youth more inclusively. Download the draft and submit your public comments by July 30, 2021.
High school intern Edith Lizardo compares in-person and virtual networking events and shares the importance of teaching students to network.
In response to the U.S. Department of Education’s RFI on Expanding Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Youth, the EdSystems team offered public comments based on the PWR Act and community interests, examples, and concerns gathered from our I-WIN members.
This resource page is designed for secondary and postsecondary educators incorporating virtual and/or in-person work-based learning in their curriculum, with a focus on creating equitable opportunities for students.
The new Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) will support work-based learning educators in school districts and community colleges across Illinois.
As communities move to remote learning, we can also continue developing valuable employability skills through virtual work-based learning.