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Overview

The Work-Based Learning extract (WBLR) is designed to capture different ways students can show workforce readiness. These records may in the future help students meet the career portion of the College/Career Readiness Indicator on the CA Dashboard. These are collected each year for students in Grade 9-12 as part of the CALPADS EOY Submission. 


The Work-Based Learning Records are stored on the Internships page, which can be found at Student Data > Other > Internships or by typing 'Work" into the Filter Pages box. 


Additional fields have been added to the Internships page to capture additional types of Work-Based Learning Records and capture all the data needed. The table is a card-style, which allows multiple records to be captured for a student. Only active records are displayed by default, click on the checkbox to Include Inactive Internships.


All records with the following criteria will be extracted for the new WBLR Extract for CALPADS EOY 4 reporting:

  • The Work-Based Learning Type field (ISP.WT) must be populated from the dropdown list
  • Records must have either ended or started in the current school year 



Security  

Users need at least Insert and Update to the Internships table (ISP) in order to add records. They must also have at least READ to the Employers table (EMP).


Adding a new record  

Click on the Add button on the Header. This will active a sub-menu where the data can be entered. The additional fields that were added to the Internships page are highlighted below:



NOTE:  Since we are now using the Internships page to store all Work-Based Learning records the only record type that requires an Employer is Internships. If the Employer field is left blank, then the record will display with (No Employer) with the value of 0. It is no longer necessary to have a separate employer record in the EMP table labeled as Not-Employer Based, but can be done if the district wants to.  


Options  

Dropdowns in this area are hard-coded with CALPADS valid codes. 

  • Work-Based Learning Type (ISP.WT): A coded value representing the work-based learning that the student completed during the academic year, in any grades 9-12. 


  • Employer Evaluation (ISP.EE): A coded value representing the student’s performance in the internship as evaluated by their employment supervisor. Required for Internships; values are hard-coded.

 

  • Total External Hours (ISP.TXH):  The count of hours that the student spent outside of school in a work-based learning activity for types 10, 15, and 20 in the academic year being reported.  While the hours are outside of classroom, the work-based learning activity is tied to the Internship, Student-Led Enterprise, or Virtual/Simulated Work-Based Learning. Rounded to whole numbers.
  • School Sponsored (ISP.SCS): An indication of whether the school, district, or county played a direct role in securing the internship for the student. A “Y” would indicate that the school, district, or county played a direct role in securing the internship. An “N” would indicate it did not. 
  • Certificated Supervisor (ISP.CS): An indication of whether the internship was part of a program supervised by a certificated staff member of the school, district, or county. A “Y” would indicate that the internship was part of a program supervised by a certificated staff member of the school, district, or county. An “N” would indicate that it was not.
    • If this field is tagged as Y, it is expected that the teacher for that section would be the one to supervise it, and can log Visits on that Internship record.
  • Section (ISP.SE): This dropdown will list the sections the student is currently enrolled in. Enter the section number if the Work-Based Learning Record is linked to a specific class, whether or not it is a CTE course. The State Course Code linked to this section will only be extracted if the Worked Based Learning Type code is either a 15 or 20.



Required Fields  

For the Work-Based Learning Records that are included in the WBLR extract, some fields are required for certain Work-Based Learning Record Types. Please refer to the chart below: 




When a Work-Based Learning Type is selected from the dropdown list, green highlighting will indicate the required fields (if any) for that WBRL type. Make sure the option to Highlight State Reporting Fields is checked in your profile settings if you wish to see the fields highlighted.



Official Definitions: Work-Based Learning Types  


 

CodeNameDefinitions
10InternshipAn internship is a county, district, or school-sponsored experience that exposes students to the world of work. It is performed in partnership with local business, industries, or other organizations in the community. Internships provide students opportunities for supervised and specific practice for a future career. Internships can:
1) be paid or unpaid
2) be Community Classroom, which is an unpaid, on-the-job training experience to help students acquire necessary competencies (skills, knowledge, and attitudes) to acquire entry-level employment. The intent of the community classroom is to provide students with additional resources so concurrent, formalized classroom instruction can be extended and the acquisition of salable skills enhanced. For further details, see California Education Code Section 52372.1 and Title 5, California Code of Regulations Section 10080
3) be Co-Op Career Technical Education/Cooperative Vocational Education , which is a paid, on-the-job training experience that occurs concurrently with formal vocational classroom instruction. Cooperative vocational education assists students to develop and refine occupational competencies (attitudes, skills, and knowledges) needed to acquire, adjust, and advance in an occupation. For further details, see California Education Code Section 52372.1 and Title 5, California Code of Regulations Section 10100.
4) occur over the summer or during the school year
5) occur at any business type, such as profit or non-profit
Internships are not:
1) Job shadowing (there must be supervision and specific practice and working alongside an industry expert)
2) Apprenticeships
3) A job that students secure on their own (e.g., summer job)

Note: Internships may, but are not required to be connected to a CTE pathway course or any course.

15Student-led EnterpriseA student-led enterprise involves the development and operation of a revenue-generating business (regardless of profit or loss), that operates outside the classroom and is associated with a course at the school in which the student is enrolled and evaluated by the certificated course instructor. The Student-Led Enterprise:
1) must be tied to a course in which students develop a business and marketing plan 2) may be tied to any course, including a course that is part of a CTE Pathway (e.g., business, marketing, entrepreneurship, STEAM, hospitality, tourism, information technology, etc.)
3) must be co-curricular (time spent in and out of the classroom)
4) must be operated by the student (student is not just an employee of the enterprise)
5) must be ongoing and not a one-day event (e.g. in agriculture course, students are in charge of caring and selling livestock, or in a culinary course, the teacher secures a job that requires food to be prepared and sold, and the student is responsible for purchasing ingredients, preparing and selling the food)
6) can include a non-profit venture 
7) must bring in revenue (but does not need to make a profit)

A student-led enterprise is not:
1) A student working at the campus bookstore or volunteering at the school bake sale
20Virtual / Simulated Work-Based LearningA Virtual/Simulated Work-Based Learning is a program where students can gain business experience through a virtual environment that is aligned to the classroom curriculum. The Virtual/Simulative Work-Based Learning:
1) must be tied to a course in which students develop their own business plans and websites
2) may be tied to any course, including a course that is part of a CTE Pathway (e.g., business, marketing, entrepreneurship, STEAM, hospitality, tourism, information technology, etc.)

Virtual/Simulation Work-Based Learning is not:
1) An online course/program

25Registered Pre-Apprenticeship ProgramThe student (1) successfully completed, during the academic year, a registered pre-apprenticeship program that is recognized by business and/or industry and registered at the state or national level, and (2) is awarded a certificate of completion upon successful completion of the pre-apprenticeship program.

A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to provide students with the entry-level skills necessary to be eligible to enter a registered apprenticeship program (i.e., an apprenticeship program that is registered at the state or national level). Typically, schools that offer pre-apprenticeship programs have a partnership with a local business.
30Non-registered Pre-Apprenticeship ProgramThe student successfully completed, during the academic year, a non-registered pre-apprenticeship program that is recognized by business and/or industry but not registered at the local, state, or national level.

A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to provide students with the entry-level skills necessary to be eligible to enter a registered apprenticeship program (i.e., an apprenticeship program that is registered at the state or national level). Typically, schools that offer pre-apprenticeship programs have a partnership with a local business.
35Job CorpsThe student successfully completed, during the academic year, a Job Corps program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (29 USC Sections 3191-3212), which offers General Educational Development test (GED) support and vocational training to youth, ages 16 to 24 years old.
40Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)The student successfully completed, during the academic year, a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (19 USC Ch. 32 (128 Stat. 1425)), which works to overcome barriers between in-school or out-of-school youth and employment by placing them in (minimum wage) jobs.
45YouthBuildThe student successfully completed, during the academic year, a YouthBuild program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (29 USC Section 3226), which trains youth, ages 16 to 24 year old, who have dropped out of high school, in construction by building homes for low-income members of their communities.
50California Conservation CorpsThe student successfully completed, during the academic year, a California Conservation Corps program, administered by the California Resources Agency (CA Public Resources Code Sections14000-14424), which engages students, ages 18 to 25 years old, to perform physical labor for environmental conservation and provides life skills training.
60Transition Work-Based Experience The student successfully completed a minimum of 100 hours of work-based learning since entering 9th grade of a program for students with disabilities on an individualized education program (IEP) that offers students work-based learning experiences that develop knowledge and job skills, in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requirements.
65Transition Classroom-Based Work ExplorationThe student successfully completed the equivalent of four semesters of college and career exploration/preparation courses designed to prepare a student with an IEP for employment and independent living since entering 9th grade.



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