VERMONT GOLD STANDARDS FOR WORK-BASED
1. Every school makes WBL available as part
of a program of study leading to college and career
state approved secondary schools strive to make WBL
activities available to all students.
secondary students with special needs, WBL
activities are integrated with their
Each school has identified which WBL activities are
2. A qualified professional facilitates WBL
activities as identified in the Vermont Work Based
Coordinators complete a Department of Education
approved training program.
Coordinators have clearly defined job descriptions
and high quality supervision.
WBL Coordinators demonstrate proficiency and
understanding of the Vermont Gold Standards for
Work Based Learning and WBL Guide.
3. Employers develop the future workforce
through WBL activities.
create opportunities for students to explore
possible future employment.
develop a means to assess student performance
through long-term WBL activities (i.e. internships
and co-op placements).
Employers can identify benefits from and value
their involvement in WBL activities.
4. Students' individual needs and goals are
incorporated into WBL activities.
learning objectives are identified and accessed for
each WBL activity.
engaged in longer-term WBL activities (i.e.
internships and co-op placements) include a
training plan that outlines learning
Students identify how WBL activities help achieve
their learning goals.
5. WBL activities are coordinated as a
continuum of career development.
career development sequence includes activities
related to career awareness, exploration and
Schools identify a progression of career
development at appropriate age levels.
6. WBL activities are integrated with
WBL activities (i.e. internships and co-op
placements) merit earning high school
Schools identify how WBL activities enhance their
7. WBL activities are utilized as a
mechanism to acquire 21st Century Skills for all
students to succeed in the workplace.
educator and employer consortia have defined
essential 21st Century Skills necessary for all
students to succeed.
Schools define and measure the acquisition of 21st
Century Skills acquired through WBL.
8. WBL activities are compliant with legal,
health, and safety regulations.
districts are responsible for providing adequate
insurance and other risk management policies
related to WBL activities.
are responsible for providing safe, closely
supervised work site learning environments.
long-term WBL activities meet the Department of
Labor's criteria for employment, students will be
WBL Coordinators assure that WBL activities meet
all relevant legal, health, and safety