Work-Based Learning

Program Details



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.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Beck, Program Coordinator

Career Readiness/Work-Based Learning Office

Division of Career and Technical Education 

Arkansas Department of Education

Three Capitol Mall 

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone:  501-682-4834