Work-Based Learning

The Division of Career and Technical Education offers three types of work-based learning opportunities:


Internship

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.

Instructor Manual

Internship Accountability Report

Internship Placement Report

Youth Apprenticeship

Youth Apprenticeship must be a paid work experience designed to assist students in grades 11 - 12 in their specific CTE career pathway. A student must be at least 16 years of age. The student must currently be enrolled or have completed at least two courses in a chosen CTE career pathway area to be eligible for this course.

This course is eligible for an employer tax credit. 

Instructor Manual

Youth Apprenticeship Accountability Report

Youth Apprenticeship Placement Report

Pre-Apprenticeship

Pre-Apprenticeship is designed to prepare students for entry into a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. It must be a paid Pre-Apprenticeship. 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.

This course is eligible for an employer tax credit. 

Instructor Manual

Pre-Apprenticeship Accountability Report

Pre-Apprenticeship Placement Report

Related Legislation

The “Arkansas Youth Apprenticeship/Work-Based Learning Act of 1991” ( A.C.A. 6 50-501 to 6-50-505) establishes the state’s youth apprenticeship program. The program begins in the 11th grade and lasts three to four years. It ends with the attainment of a postsecondary associate degree, certificate and/or completion of a traditional apprenticeship. Programs must be approved by the State Apprenticeship Coordination Steering Committee.

Two Arkansas laws, A.C.A. 26-51-1601 to 26-51-1606 (2008) and A.C.A. 6-50-501 to 6-50-505 (1991) provides tax incentives for employers hiring a youth apprentice in a program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor and/or in a program approved by the Arkansas Department of Career Education. Eligible employers can receive an income credit of $2,000 or 10 percent of the wages earned by the youth apprentice.

 

For any questions, call the Office of Career Readiness/Work-Based Learning at (501) 682-4834.