Key Distinguisher #6: Staffing and Infrastructure

Work-based learning is integrated into the culture and mission of the participating institutions or organizations and this is reflected in staffing, the dedication of physical spaces, and other necessary resources and infrastructure. 

Features of Staffing and Infrastructure:

  • Work-based learning has champions at multiple levels, from junior staff to senior leadership
  • Program staff have industry expertise and/or experience and the ability to leverage existing resources and relationships 
  • Staffing structures reflect an emphasis on work-based learning and support from leadership  
  • There are easily accessible credentialing, career readiness, and career advancement resources that can support young people along multiple pathways
  • The adults involved in work-based learning opportunities reflect a variety of lived experiences
  • Adequate resources are dedicated to support the staffing and infrastructure needed
HERE to HERE stands with the AAPI community.