Adjustments to Work-Based Learning in Response to COVID-19

Education and training programs across the country have been interrupted as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Work-based learning programs such as apprenticeship, internship, and career and technical education (CTE) connects on-the-job learning (OJL) with related technical instruction (RTI). This memo looks at how states are regulating work-based learning programs during the crisis while many instruction sites, both in the classroom and at the workplace, are closed. It looks at what states are doing to regulate the RTI and OJL components of work-based learning programs and assure financial stability to individuals who were previously relying on wages received as part of their interrupted OJL experience.

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