Work-Based Learning Demonstration Site Project

Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence

Strengthening Communities and Economies through Regional Collaboration

Acting regionally to elevate the scale and adoption of high-quality career pathways—helping more students gain equitable access to this practical, powerful approach.

Marty Alvarado
Senior Director, Learning Communities
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Work-Based Learning Demonstration Site Project

Work-based learning is an essential element of Linked Learning pathways and a key strategy in both career and technical education and workforce training programs to increase economic mobility for students and jobseekers. As part of the Linked Learning Regional Hubs of Excellence initiative, JFF is working closely with three school districts and their regional hubs to support the development and implementation of a scalable district-level work-based learning delivery system. The goal of the project is to support the development of a district work-based learning system capable of delivering a sequence of experiences along the work-based learning continuum for students from 9th–12th grade. Providing a system assessment followed by feedback and targeted technical assistance, JFF will help districts plan to build out their work-based learning systems through leveraging assets and opportunities and problem-solving for their challenges.
The three work-based learning demonstration sites are:

  • Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District (Tulare-Kings Hub)
  • San Lorenzo Unified School District (East Bay Hub)
  • Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District (San Bernardino Hub) 

Check out the new Work-Based Learning System Development Guide!


November 14, 2016 Work-Based Learning Demonstration Project Symposium Materials:

General Resources

Preliminary Tools

  • Idea Bank for WBL – A list of new ideas to help expand thinking and possibilities for WBL.
  • Guiding Questions for a District WBL System – Based on seven key areas used for analysis in the project, the guiding questions in each serve as a springboard for discussion and inquiry towards developing a district’s WBL system.

Contact Info

Fran Kennedy
Director, Work-Based Learning Systems

Matthew Poland
Senior Program Manager