Our February 2022 community of practice focused on experiences along the work-based learning continuum in the manufacturing sector. Learn how Ridgewood High School designed manufacturing work-based learning along the continuum, plus an update from the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association on their community efforts and insights for providing meaningful work-based learning experiences.

Presenters include:

  • Sarah Hartwick, Vice President of Education & Workforce Policy, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
  • Eric Lasky, Assistant Principal, Ridgewood High School
  • Lisa Balata, Division Head of Curriculum, Ridgewood High School
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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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