CTE High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL)

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Career and Technical Education High-Quality Work-Based Learning Guide (docx) is based on the redesigned methods of instruction effective September 28, 2023.  This implementation guide focuses on the 12 types of HQWBL methods of instruction used in Virginia; job shadowing, service learning, mentorship, externship, school-based enterprise, internship, entrepreneurship, clinical experience, cooperative education, youth registered apprenticeship, registered apprenticeship, and supervised agricultural experience, along with opportunities for students to earn one credit toward graduation in addition to any credit earned through the associated CTE course in cooperative education, internship, entrepreneurship, youth registered apprenticeship, and supervised agricultural experience for completing 280 hours of work experience and one-half credit for 140 hours of work experience in mentorship.  It includes Virginia regulations and guidelines for the administration of CTE HQWBL and provides resources for Work-Based Learning coordinators.  School divisions should use this guide to implement CTE HQWBL offerings locally.