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WBLP - Resource Guide and Skills Definitions

Using the Work-Based Learning Plan

The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is designed to provide structure and depth to work-based learning experiences: to identify the skills to be focused on in the work experience; to open conversations about learning opportunities; and to encourage reflection about short-term and long-term goals. The Work-Based Learning Plan includes a job description, list of skills, and reviews. It can be completed as a pen-and-paper document, Word document, or through our online and mobile screens.  Read more in the  Introduction to the WBLP

Dictionary of Skills and Skill Definitions

The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan is structured with six employability skills that are universal to all work experiences, plus three to five career and workplace specific skills that reflect the goals of the specific work experience. Find a list of skills and definitions in the Dictionary of Skills and Skill Definitions

Employability Skills

The employability skills include attendance and punctuality, communication, teamwork and collaboration, motivation and initiative, critical thinking and problem solving, and understanding workplace culture, policy and safety. View a list of the Employability Skills

Performance Reviews

Work-Based Learning Plan performance reviews are conducted at least twice during a summer job, internship or other work experience. A first, baseline review, is conducted early in the experience and a second review near the end of the experience. For longer work experiences, additional reviews may also be held. Read more about Performance Reviews

Employability Skills Rubric

A detailed rubric provides guidance for evaluating the employability skills, giving detailed guidance about what constitutes a rating of 1, 2, 3,4 or 5 for each of these skills. Read more about the Employability Skills Rubric

Quick Links:

Paper Copy of the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan [Word]

WBLP Resource Guide [PDF]