Career exposure and experience while in high school.
Work-based learning policies and programs allow students to engage with employers and industries to improve career awareness and experiences while young people are still in high school. Programs usually begin with exposing students to an array of industries/occupations through job shadows, workplace tours, mentoring, etc.; followed by engaging in a career of a student’s choice through internships, embedded projects, etc.; and culminating with real-world career experience through apprenticeships, on-the-job training, or even entry-level jobs while still in high school.