High-Quality Work-Based Learning (HQWBL) is comprised of school-coordinated workplace experiences that are:
- related to students’ career goals and/or interests
- connected to a course, and
- performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
HQWBL experiences enable students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) recognizes 12 HQWBL experiences. High-Quality Work-Based Learning Opportunities in Virginia (Word) gives a summary of the criteria for each WBL experience.