WBL Information

Work-Based Learning Information 
(Formerly Professional Learning Experience)

COVID-19 Update for WBL placements:

The unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 has led to some uncertainty with WBL placements for the 2020 – 2021 school year, and we do not know what the Work Based Learning Placements will look like for the upcoming 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. We will keep you informed when a decision has been made. 

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

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

Step 2:  Fill out ApplicationDEADLINE to apply is Wed. May 26, 2021

Step 3:  After placed, use the Placement link for forms & requirements.


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