About The Authors Of This Edition
This second edition of the Earn & Learn Work-Based Learning Toolset was created by New Ways to Work on behalf of Earn & Learn. Team members from Earn & Learn provided review and comment on this edition and contributed content to the toolset. Thanks to NAF and Grant Associates for the contribution of many of the WBL implementation tools.
The contents of this toolkit draw heavily on WBL Toolkits created by New Ways to Work with the State of California, the Kansas City, Kansas Schools, Earn & Learn East Bay, New York State P-TECH, the New York City Department of Education and the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Additional tools and materials were contributed by NYC DOE CTE programs, Grant Associates, NAF, and INNOVATE Tulare-Kings.
New Ways to Work
New Ways to Work is a consulting, technical assistance, and training organization that helps communities build comprehensive local youth-serving systems, develop new programs and improve practice in the organizations that serve young people. New Ways helps create powerful partnerships among government, education, the community, philanthropy and the private sector to provide young people with the opportunities and support they need to prepare for success in career and life, while helping build the future workforce. New Ways has supported the development of work-based learning and employer engagement systems and strategies across the nation since the 1990s.
Earn & Learn
Earn & Learn is an Education Technology organization that works to effectively scale work-based learning experiences for all learners. E&L is a funneled point of contact for employers to work with a region’s schools, colleges, and community organizations to develop a local diverse talent pipeline and provide equitable access to high-wage, high-growth careers. Earn & Learn partners with K-12 school districts, community colleges, community-based organizations, trade associations, workforce boards and employers to advance more and better work-based learning (WBL) for learners. E&L has built a robust technical infrastructure Earn & Learn Employer Network Activated “ELENA” for tracking employer engagement and WBL activities using our proprietary framework, architecture, and automations. All Earn & Learn partner engagement is powered by ELENA.