Community/Work-Based Learning 


    Among the Flexible Pathway options there are opportunities for students to participate in Community/Work-Based Learning Experiences. The experiences involve student interactions in the world of work, simulated work environments and community service that expose learners to postsecondary options, provide opportunities for skill development and proficiency attainment. 



    Community/Work-Based Learning Experiences comes in many different forms:   


    Community Service is a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions. Community serviceis distinct from volunteering, since it is not always performed on a voluntary basis. It may be performed for a variety of reasons.

    Job Shadow Experiences-  By observing people at work, students understand first-hand the importance of math, science, technology, communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Through WBL activities, a students actually put skills learned in the classroom to use in the workplace while learning new, job-related skills.

    Internships -  the position of a student or trainee who works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.



    Student Responsibilities 

    Students will ensure submission of all forms, prior to the start of a placement. 

    Students will hold a valid drivers license and provide their own reliable 


    Students will perform all duties, jobs & assigned tasks related to their placement. 

    Students will observe all workplace rules and regulations particularly those applicable to safety and security concerns. 

    Parent/Guardian Responsibilities 

    Parents/guardians will ensure submission of all required documentation, prior to the start of a placement.

    Parents/guardians will sign the WBL Contract agreement and other parental permission forms. 

    Parents/guardians will provide documentation of responsibility for accident insurance coverage and automobile insurance coverage 

    Site Supervisor’s Responsibilities 

    Site Supervisor will follow all federal, state, and local regulations regarding the employment of students, along with the guidelines established by the school. 

    Introduction to WBL with 

    Site Supervisor will avoid displacing other workers who perform similar work. Central Vermont Humane Society 

    Orient students to the work site: business operations, performance expectations, relevant policies, and job specific safety training. 

    Site Supervisor will communicate constructive criticism to assist the student with skill development and his/her efforts to establish goals relative to career development. 

    Site Supervisor will participate in the evaluation and documentation of the Work Based Learning Opportunity.