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The Nebraska Workplace Experiences Continuum

The Nebraska Workplace Experiences Continuum illustrates how workplace experiences become more focused as a student progresses through their education. Students gain a better understanding of their talents, strengths and interests; learn what postsecondary education is necessary for success; and practice the career readiness and technical skills vital for entering the career of their choice.

The Nebraska Workplace Experiences Continuum is organized into three levels of strategies:

Awareness Strategies are designed to acquaint students with the world of work and potential career options available. These are usually school-based instructional assignments but should also encourage the student to explore careers in their local and regional communities.

Exploration Strategies are designed to deepen a student’s experiences with workplaces through contextual settings. These strategies connect the student with workers and workplaces through carefully designed interactions.

Work-Based Learning Strategies provide actual supervised on-the-job experiences for students to continue to develop their academic, technical and career readiness skills.