Work Based Learning

Mission Statement
Preparing students with disabilities for the world of work by partnering with local businesses to provide job shadowing, non-paid and paid job experiences and work site field trips.

Vision Statement
To bridge the classroom with the world of work.


Grade 9: Career Awareness

  • Address WBL Needs @ annual IEP meeting
  • Learning Style Inventory
  • Career Interest Inventory
  • Employability Skills Inventory
  • Student participates in a workplace tour
  • Class Speakers
  • Attend Mentoring Day
  • Job shadow
  • Informational interview
  • Job Safety Training
  • Youth Labor Law

Grade 10 : Career Exploration

  • Student participate in a transition course
  • Take Aptitude, Interest, Vocational Assessments (as needed)
  • Job shadow
  • Informational Interview
  • Attend College for a Day
  • Attend Mentoring Day
  • If available, have an in -school job
  • Research Occupations
  • Labor Market information
  • Job Safety Training
  • Youth Labor Law

Grade 11-12: Career Preparation

  • Internships/Non-paid positions
  • Paid job
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Attend Mentoring Day
  • E-College
  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Attend College for a Day
  • Specific IEP transition goals
  • Job Safety Training/Youth Labor Laws

Contact Information

Krista Anderson
Lake Superior School District
FAX: 218-834-5513
Two Harbors High School
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Dee LeBlanc
Serves: Barnum, Carlton, Cromwell, Esko, Moose Lake, and Proctor School Districts
218-655-5018 ext 7022
Northern Lights Sped Cooperative
16 East Hwy 61
Esko, MN 55720

Nic Hanson
Serves: Cloquet, Hermantown, Willow River and Wrenshall School Districts
218-655-5018 ext 7037
Northern Lights Sped Cooperative
16 East Hwy 61
Esko, MN 55733

Linda Hugill
Serves: McGregor School District
218-768-2111 x282
FAX: 218-768-3901
148 South 2nd St.
McGregor, MN 55760

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