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Work-based Learning for Schools

Increase student success. Grow your community.

GPS Education Partners forms strategic partnerships with school districts to provide immersive, work-based learning to high school juniors and seniors. Our innovative education model is rooted in an immersive learning environment that’s aligned to business, industry and post-secondary standards. The partnerships we form with schools and businesses provide technical career pathways for students after high school that lead to fulfilling and valuable careers.

students participating in an activity within a work based learning high school

Hands-on learning. A blended approach.

When partnering with us, high schools recommend students who are interested in hands-on learning, STEM and/or technical fields of study. By combining relevant classwork with real work experience, we accommodate students with different learning needs and instill a sense of purpose. This helps increase graduation ratios and work-readiness rates in local communities.

GPS Education Partners works with school districts to provide a holistic approach to student development through their Intermediary Services and Youth Apprenticeship Programs.

Leverage our extensive partner base

We leverage relationships with curriculum vendors to provide students with necessary resources to advance personal growth, educational outcomes and work-based development. These resources provide a holistic approach to student development.


Intermediary Services

You have an idea for your work-based learning program. Let's start there to refine a custom, WBL solution. Businesses, schools and students look to us to solve workforce development challenges. Communities thank us for building meaningful career paths that help close the talent pipeline gap.

Education Center &
Youth Apprenticeship

Ed Center & Youth Apprenticeship Program

Hundreds of businesses have engaged with us to make work-based learning—work. Our Youth Apprenticeship model is an immersive experience aligned to educator and industry standards. Certified by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, students earn a high school diploma and walk away with stackable, portable credentials that increase employability.

Smarter career planning

By moving away from the “one size fits all” traditional education model, schools will be able to offer students more effective career planning. By connecting passion and purpose with real work experience, students build their portfolio and hard and soft skills, getting direct access to attainable career choices.

Meet our curriculum partners:

  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC): A 501(c)3 non-profit organization with industry-led training, assessment and certification.
  • Tooling U: the leading online resource for tooling education nationwide.
  • Pairin: provides the tools and resources to measure, map and develop the essential soft skills of success
Become a Partner
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