As policymakers and educators work with employers to develop a range of career preparation pathways, these pathways are designed to blur the boundary between school and work by pairing traditional academic and technical skills training with real-world work experiences. Opportunities to embed work experiences within education benefit students and employers alike.
ESG brings strong expertise in working with states and local communities on the design of high-quality work-based learning experiences as well as on the role that intermediary organizations can play to support high-quality work-based learning experiences at scale. We work with leaders across the country to build out work-based learning models and define quality for the continuum of work-based learning experiences, and provide the support to execute them. This work is particularly critical as education and workforce leaders consider new models of work-based learning that can be implemented as the country gradually shifts from virtual engagement back to in-person working and learning experiences.