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In this episode, Charlie Jett discusses the importance of work-based learning for disadvantaged youth as well for the health and well-being of the US economy.
He discusses different kinds of work-based learning programs such as tours, job shadowing, mentorships, internships, registered apprenticeships, cooperative education, service learning and field studies.
He stresses the importance of work-based learning forcollege-bound students as well as those students who are bypassing college andgoing directly into the work force.