Work-Based Learning

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The Division of Career and Technical Education offers the following types of work-based learning opportunities: Internship, Career Practicum, and Pre-Apprenticeship.

Accountability Reporting for all Work-Based Learning will be managed within the Arkansas Seamless WBL platform. For more information regarding required reports, refer to the Instructor Manuals.


Internship is experiential learning that can be paid or unpaid which integrates knowledge and theory learning in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Students in grades 10 - 12 are eligible to enroll in this course. It will not count toward concentrator status.

Career Practicum

Career Practicum is a paid or unpaid experience designed to assist students in grades 11 - 12 in their specific CTE program of study. A student must be at least 16 years of age. The student must have completed at least two courses in a chosen CTE program of study to be eligible for this course.


Pre-Apprenticeship is designed to provide instruction or training to increase math, literacy, and other vocational and prevocational skills in order to prepare students for entry into a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. It can be an unpaid or  paid experience. A student must be at least 16 years of age. Completers of this program may be given special consideration for entry into an apprenticeship program and/or applied time served or credits earned toward fulfilling program requirements.