Work-Based Learning

Connecting Florida's Businesses with Tomorrow’s Workforce

Florida is bridging the gap between businesses looking to nurture future talent and high school students eager to develop workplace skills early. Interested in introducing a work-based learning program at your company? Connect with a regional coordinator today.
Work-Based Leaning Options
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Employer Benefits
Why offer work-based learning opportunities?

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Discover and nurture rising young talent
Work-based learning offers businesses the unique opportunity to scout and train students, creating a talent pool of potential future employees.
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Opportunity for employers to promote their business
Participation allows businesses to contribute to the development of the future workforce, helping students understand their business and promote their industry in a hands-on way.
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Strengthen community and the future workforce
Businesses not only create a talent pipeline, but contribute to local community development and the economy. It’s a win-win for businesses and the community!
Connect and Get Started

Get started by connecting with your regional coordinator

Interested in introducing work-based learning opportunities, but unsure where to start? Consider guest lectures, workplace tours, job shadowing, internships, and more! These opportunities can be tailored to fit the needs of your business, while providing a valuable experience for students.
Plus, you don’t have to do it alone! A regional coordinators will work closely with you to help you offer the best learning opportunities while create a seamless experience for your business, and the schools and students you will work with.
With our factory located in Naples, FL, finding skilled labor in CNC machining is extremely challenging. By working closely with public schools, Azimuth Technology has found talented and eager students willing to learn and become part of our family. For many of these young adults, work-based learning is their first real job. They not only learn technical skills, but begin to understand real life responsibilities. Azimuth employees embrace this responsibility of training these young adults and learn their own life lessons in the process.
Len Zaiser, IV, CEO, Azimuth Technology, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

What can high school students contribute to my business?
What type of support is available for businesses hosting high school students?
How can employers apply for workers' compensation premium reimbursement for participating in WBL programs?
What tax incentives are available for Florida corporations offering student internships?
How does the work-based learning program address liability and insurance matters?
Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Coordinators, what’s the difference?
Work-Based Learning Resources

Looking for more information?

Explore these additional resources from the Florida Department of Education, Apprenticeship Florida, and Future of Work Florida.