Work Based Learning-HUB

What Is Work-based learning?

Work-based learning is a work force development strategy that provides jobseekers with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.  It is most commonly series of educational courses which integrates a school curriculum with the workplace to create a different learning paradigm and merges theory with practice. There is an array of different WBL programs available to you via the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) website and if you do not find one that connects to the skill set you are seeking or you have questions about the VEI WBL-Hub please contact Roderick Williams, VEI Program Coordinator at 703-268-5134/

The Go Virginia Technology Apprenticeship Program: Learning Earning Succeeding!

Full pay and benefits from day one with performance based pay increments!

Exclusively available for Veterans, Military Spouses, and Transitioning Service Members!

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An Apprenticeship Training program is a combination of both on-the-job and classroom training, where workers are earning a salary while learning the skills required for performing the specialized job.

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An Internship or Fellowship is a temporary work experience opportunity at a company or organization usually lasting for several months. This experience can be very useful in terms of gaining hands-on knowledge in a field that someone ultimately wants to work in.

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Skills training/Upskilling

Skill training or “upskilling” is designed to provide jobseekers or current employees with targeted training needed to gain the knowledge and abilities necessary to fulfill the specific requirements of a job positions. Skills training can also be used to upskill employees when new technology, processes or systems debut. Skill training often leads to a recognized certification.

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The capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is starting a business venture.

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