Work-based Learning Curriculum
In Work-based Learning (WBL), we stress the importance of learning needed skills and competencies to be successful in today's workplace. A national study conducted by the U.S.Department of Labor, and often referred to as the Secretary's Commission of Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), identified "workplace know-how" critical in the rapidly changing, highly technical, globally competitive marketplace. SCANS is the WBL curriculum. Throughout the WBL experience
and work career, we encourage students to be aware of the need to continuously improve in areas
- Resources-Allocate time, money, materials, space, and staff.
- Interpersonal Skills-Work on teams, teach others, serve customers, lead, negotiate, and work well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
- Information-Acquire and evaluate data, organize and maintain files, interpret and communicate, and use computers to process information.
- Systems-Understand social, organizational, and technological systems; monitor and correct performance; and design or improve systems.
- Technology-Select equipment and tools, apply technology to specific tasks, and maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
- Basic Skills-Reading, writing, mathematics, speaking, and listening.
- Thinking Skills-The ability to learn, to reason, to think creatively, to make decisions, and to solve problems.
- Personal Qualities-Individual responsibility, self-esteem, self-management, sociability, and integrity.