Exploring the Impact of Work-Based Learning Opportunities from the Student Perspective: The Development of Career Pathways, Workforce Expectations, and the Transmission of Cultural Capital

Robert Boone
Abstract: Understanding the practical implications of work-based learning opportunities (WBLOs) is complex. Although WBLOs are not new learning environments, understanding and clearly defining them is increasingly necessary. In Kentucky, WBLOs are part of the political discourse in post-secondary education. The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and local/regional economic and workforce development agencies have incorporated strengthening and growing WBLOs into their strategic plans. By interviewing students that have completed WBLOs at three colleges in the Kentucky...
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