Our Solution

Challenges to implementing a WBL solution

There’s no simple solution to offering scalable, quality WBL that impacts educational systems, business talent needs and community needs. Each partner must engage, invest and support the sustainable experiences required to meet students needs.

Most often, what hinders engagement in WBL activities is one or more of these three challenges:

  1. Limited Understanding
  2. Limited Resources
  3. Limited Time

Leverage an intermediary to pave the path to success

Expertise, resources and support will solve these challenges. Intermediaries are typically not a business nor a school, but they have expertise in both areas so they understand how to develop sustainable work-based learning solutions to meet the unique needs of their partners. They are also knowledgeable about state and federal youth employment laws.

A proven approach to sustainable WBL program development.

Whether you need help designing and executing a comprehensive program, or assistance in enhancing your offerings, we’ll step you through the cycle to create the perfect solution. Together, we can close the gap, develop tomorrow’s workforce and unlock potential in your communities, businesses, schools and students.

Service Delivery Model for Employers

The four-step process to program success.

Service Delivery Model for Employers
Service Delivery Model

Design

Your talent pipeline solution starts here

  • Evaluate business workforce needs and support
  • Establish job(s) competency and skill requirements
  • Create and map career pathways
  • Align curriculum and credentials
  • Engage schools and communities

Build

Your pilot program is underway

  • Recruit and Assess Students
  • Create individual student training plans
  • Provide client /partner training
  • Assess and support all pilot activities
  • Develop and deploy WBL tools and resources

Execute

Your scalable solution is working

  • Deploy full program to scale
  • Update credentials and curriculum
  • Deliver program playbook for replication
  • Provide systems and tools for consistent execution
  • Monitior and report on quality outcome measures

Evaluate

Your solution is refined for sustainability

  • Provide data-driven tracking tools
  • Maintain student class and work reviews
  • Evaluate impact and outcomes for continuous improvement
  • Plan and execute expansion strategy
  • Administer competency-based student assessments

Service Delivery Model for Schools & Community Partners

The four-step process for work-based learning success based on a minimum 2-year cycle.

Service Delivery Model for Schools & Community Partners
Service Delivery Model

Design

Your customized solution starts here

  • Integrate our best practices with your requirements
  • GPSEd directed, with support from your project team

Build

Your pilot program is underway

  • Proof of design program implemented with select students
  • Launch WBL solution with delivery and student partners
  • GPSEd leads execution with support from your team

Execute

Your scalable solution is working

  • Program executed and integrated with your operations
  • Full WBL program is merged into your culture and practices
  • GPSEd provides ongoing support for operational execution

Evaluate

Your solution is refined for sustainability

  • Reporting and evaluation support continuous improvement
  • Evaluate current impact and outcomes to direct future requirements
  • Collaborate to direct GPS services and your activity

Why GPS Education Partners?

This is all we do.

We have over 18 years of experience facilitating WBL and educational programming that transforms struggling high school students into work-ready adults with access to meaningful careers.

We are your consultative, implementation and execution partner.