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Work-Based Learning Manual


Planning and implementation Guides for educators, employers, policy makers, and parents


The Work Based Learning (WBL) Manual focuses on developing, implementing and maintaining work based learning opportunities. This series of guides will help you provide the opportunities that make it possible for young people to gain the competence, commitment to teamwork, and problem solving skills they will need to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The WBL Manual was developed by the Nebraska Department of Education through funding provided by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Grant #V048A1002700 and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, Grant #9724441 with the State of Nebraska. It is the policy of Nebraska Departments of Education and Economic Development not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, age or national or ethnic origin in its education programs, admissions policies, employment or other agency-administered programs.

Download the manual by section
Introduction (Download PDF)
Part I: Work Based Learning Overview (Download PDF)
Part II: Program Planning Guide (Download PDF)
Part III: Marketing and Work Site Development Guide (Download PDF)
Part IV: Career Guidance and Counseling Guide (Download PDF)
Part V: Career Awareness Activities Guide (Download PDF)
Part VI:Career Exploration Activities Guide (Download PDF)
Part VII: School Site Career Preparation Guide (Download PDF)
Part VIII: Work Site Career Applications Guide (Download PDF)
Part IX: Legal Issues Guide & Appendicies (Download PDF)
Part X: Teacher Externship Guide (Download PDF)


Contact Us
Inquires about the manual may be directed to:

Greg Stahr, Director
Tech Prep/Work Based Learning
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Phone: (402) 471-0898
Fax: (402) 471-0117
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov