Work-Based Learning

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Health Sciences Charter School Work Based-Learning Programing 

The Health Sciences Charter School Career Exploration/Internship Program is inclusive of learning technical, academic and employability skills by working in a real work environment. The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) and Work Based-Learning bring the classroom to the workplace and the workplace to the classroom. 

This instructional strategy provides students with a well-rounded skill set that goes beyond academics and includes the soft skills needed to succeed in college and the working world. 

When coordinated with school-based learning, WBL offers project and problem-focused teaching and learning rather than the more abstract and theoretical teaching and learning that often takes place in classrooms. 

 These strategies include mentorship and relationship building with our partners in the community ultimately creating longevity for our CEIP/WBL program while enhancing student lives in the Buffalo community at large.

Objectives for the Work Based-Learning Program

21st Century Skills and Framework for 21st Century Learning. WBL offers students opportunities to practice 21st-century skills in these three focus areas:

  • Financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy
  • Learning and innovation skills  
  • Life and career skills 


  • Core competencies of Employability Skills and Expectations

    • Critical thinking and problem solving
    • Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
    • Agility and Adaptability
    • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
    • Effective oral and written communication
    • Acquiring and analyzing information
    • Curiosity and Imagination 
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