The Office of Career Readiness at the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) will host a technical assistance session on Work-Based Learning (WBL)The first session will take place on Friday, Dec. 11, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. An encore presentation will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  

WBL, formerly known as Structured Learning Experience (SLE), is required under the new Perkins V legislation and is a new quality measurement of career and technical education (CTE) programs. It requires that all CTE students engage in work-based experiences in the related industry by the program’s completion. The NJDOE strongly encourages all CTE administrators and staff who coordinate WBL experiences to attend this important webinar to learn about new requirements.    

The session will highlight the following: 

  • WBL experiences state and federal compliance. 
  • Virtual/cohort required training for supervision and placement. 
  • Opportunities for WBL experiences in Career Exploration, Career Preparation and Career Training. 
  • COVID-19 Considerations, Recommendations, and Resources for WBL. 
  • WBL Frequently Asked Questions. 

Both sessions offer identical content. Please register for only one of the following sessions: 

Click here to register for the Dec. 11 session taking place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  

Click here to register for the Dec. 15 session taking place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

For more information, please email Dave Gehrkestate WBL coordinator 

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