Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:10 am
10:50 am
Harbor G, Level 2
Career Mobility and Readiness with ASA
Pre-K to Gray
Emerging Technologies

Virtual Internships: Scaling Access to Real-world Learning

Today’s youth need access to authentic work-based learning opportunities to build the technical and interpersonal skills they need to succeed in the workplace, and provide a pathway into the labor market. Yet, research shows that while 79% of high school students would be interested in a work-based learning experience, only 34% were aware of any opportunities for students their age – and just 2% had completed an internship during high school. Learn how technology-enabled programs are providing more young people with access to real-world learning and changing the way we think about work-based learning opportunities for high school learners.