WBL Information

Work-Based Learning Information

COVID-19 Update for WBL placements:

The unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 led to very few WBL placements for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  While our community is starting to open up, we are still uncertain what the WBL Placements will be available for the 2021-22 school year.  At this time we would like to know how many students are interested in a placement to assist with planning moving forward. We will continue to follow the guidelines and policies mandated by Olathe Public Schools and the State of Kansas.  

The “Work Based Learning” (WBL) experience will help connect technical skill development at the application level to authentic industry-related experiences for the individual student learner across all fields and pathways.  The goal for every Olathe District student is to use their secondary experiences to further define their post-secondary plans.  Through involvement in one of Olathe’s CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs, 21st Century Academies, or 2-year OATC (Olathe Advanced Technical Center) Programs, we offer to qualified seniors a capstone Work Based Learning experience (WBL) to enhance skill development, attain a certification, license or degree and experience greater student success in the 21st century workforce.  

2nd semester Juniors in any Academy/OATC Program…
1st semester Seniors in any Academy/OATC Program…

…who would like potential placement in a WBL experience during their Senior year

What you need to know…

  • Placements are not guaranteed but we will do our best to place you in one of your top three choices.
  • Placement is dependent on openings with district business partners.  Students may be asked to interview for their placement.
  • If not selected, students will be expected to stay at their home high school to work on a Senior Capstone project.

Step 1:  Read WBL Student Handbook.
Please read through the entire WBL Handbook as it provides pertinent information on placements.

Step 2:  Fill out ApplicationDEADLINE to apply is Friday, May 21, 2021

Step 3:  Respond to emails and phone calls asking to set up interview with potential placement.

Step 4:  Prepare for interview (in person, phone call, video call)

Step 5:  After placed, complete the forms found in the back of the student handbook.

Internship 101 this document is to help you understand expectations of a placement.