Work-based learning models offer employers an opportunity to develop a skilled local workforce, providing them with many benefits, including:
- Short-term productivity increases
- A boost in performance through a diverse workforce
- An enhanced appeal to investors
- Stronger connections to the local community
To help build these partnerships in communities across America, Jobs for the Future developed a guide geared toward small businesses interested in offering work-based learning, as well as a guide and a deck for workforce and education practitioners seeking to engage in work-based learning with small businesses.