Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy aimed at providing students with real-life experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills as well as develop employability skills.  WBL is an integral component of the Career-Technical Education (CTE) program.

Quality work-based learning programs benefit students, schools, employers, and communities. For a full detailed list of benefits, please click here for more information.

Work-based learning can come in a variety of forms such as:
- Job Shadowing
- Internships
- Apprenticeships
- Cooperative Education
- Business/Industry Field Trips
- Mentoring
- Entrepreneurial Experiences
- School Based Enterprises
- Service Learning

Fall Intern

Hickory Public Schools is committed to providing quality work-based learning
opportunities for its students via the Career-Technical Education program.  If a student is interested in such opportunity, students in the high school should see the school's career development coordinator for more information.

- Internship Locations Vary and Placement Based on Career Interests

Work-Based Learning Interest Survey
Teacher Recommendation

Apprenticeship Programs:
Apprenticeship Catawba - Mechatronics & Computer Integrated Machining
SOFA - Students of Furniture Apprenticeship

It is the policy of this school system not to discriminate in its admission requirements, educational programs, activities, or employment policies in regard to sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, race, color, religion, age, national origin, or handicapping condition.

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