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Students who engage in work-based learning experiences are 70% more likely to secure employment upon graduation compared to their peers who do not participate.

ACTE Work-based Learning Conference Presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended our sessions at the conference. For those who couldn’t make it, don’t worry! You can still take the next step in your journey toward transformative education by downloading our presentations below, where you’ll find invaluable resources, case studies, and strategies to empower students and strengthen your community.

Partnering with Purpose and Intentionality
May 2 | 11:00-11:50 AM

Jeff Ziegler | Director of Partnership Development
Russell Martiny| Partnership Development Director
Contact us at development@gpsed.org to learn more!

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Barrier Busting: Providing Access to the Transformative Power of Work-Based Learning for ALL Students
May 3 | 9:00-9:50 AM

Jeremy Joecks | Director of Partner Services
Andrew Zimdars | Partner Services Manager
Contact us at development@gpsed.org to learn more!

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Our Work in Action

A Multi-District Initiative in Hennepin County, MN

In this case study, you will learn how one community in Hennepin County, MN worked with GPS Ed to advance CTE and provide career pathways through work-based learning for their students.

Download Our Case Study

Developing Apprenticeships in a Diverse School District

In this case study you will see how a Milwaukee County, WI school district partnered with GPS Ed to create Youth Apprenticeships and early career awareness programs, for students’ readiness in work-based learning.

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Improving Opportunity for All by Integrating School, Community and the Workplace

In this white paper, you will explore the intricate ecosystems of Work-Based Learning (WBL) and discover innovative strategies to integrate real-world experiences into education.

Download Our White Paper

We help students transition from the learning environment to the working environment by providing first-hand experience in meaningful technical careers. This early career exposure prepares students for life as working adults and creates opportunities for schools, businesses and communities.

When you implement a sustainable work-based learning program, the positive impact extends beyond the school itself, also benefiting:


By providing solutions to help close the workforce gap, allowing for industry growth by filling the talent pipeline with the next generation of workers.


By expanding learning opportunities to prepare them for a successful and sustainable future through hands-on, real world work experience.


By creating success opportunities through augmented programming and new connections, thus closing educational and socioeconomic gaps.

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