• What is work-based learning?

    Work-based learning experiences provide "hands-on" workplace opportunities for students to study more complex subject matter and workplace skills. Work-based learning experiences available in York School District One are apprenticeships, co-ops, internships, shadowing (virtual and on site), school based enterprise, service learning, structured field trip and WBL credit bearing courses.

    Shadowing is a one-day experience where students get an initial overview of a career field. Students should see Mrs. Copeland to arrange this opportunity.

    Semester experiences include Internships, Cooperative Education (Coop), and Apprenticeships. Internships allow students to develop skills in a career area of interest. Cooperation Education experiences provide students who have taken a high school career and technology education program to expand their skill level on the job under the supervision of an employer. Apprenticeships can also be developed with students and employers.

    Service learning is another form of work-based learning. Students use the knowledge and skills learned in school settings to assist community service organizations. Volunteerism, citizenship, "soft skills," and job-specific skills are reinforced through these connecting activities.


    If you are interested in becoming involved in FDJTC's work-based activities, please contact Shannon Clinton in the Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center office, email sclinton@york.k12.sc.us, or call 803-684-1910.