Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Formerly Structured Learning Experiences (SLE)

WBL refers to in-depth learning experiences aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). The experiences are designed to assist students to more fully:

  • Clarify career goals and interests;
  • Explore career possibilities;
  • Develop and use employability skills;
  • Demonstrate and apply high level academic and technical skills;
  • Ease the transition between high school and employment;
  • Prompt consideration for further education and training; and
  • Enhance Career Readiness

There are several different types of WBL that students may participate in over their high school career. Some of these experiences are embedded in our curriculum and are an integral part of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Other experiences are optional for students and require the students to request participation. WBL includes:

  • Internships - a program of study for a student which includes supervised practical training. Internships may be paid or unpaid and may occur in hazardous and non-hazardous occupations, as per NJDOE and NJDOL requirements.
  • Job Shadowing - the process by which a student determines by observation, interview, and study the pertinent information related to an occupation.
  • Cooperative Educational Experiences (CEEs): A paid work experience aligned to a student’s CTE program. Students in grade twelve are eligible to apply for enrollment in a CEE during their senior year.

For additional information regarding these or other WBL opportunities, please contact:

Mr. John Longinetti
(609) 380 - 0200 x 267