One year, 3 hours per day 

Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits earned in a related CTE pathway, at least 16 years of age, and transportation

Earn high school credits while you gain real-world work experience!

Course Information:

Work-Based Learning is a learning experience that connects knowledge and skills obtained in the classroom to those needed outside the classroom.  Blending school and worksite experiences motivates students to acquire high-level academic and in-demand workplace skills that can lead to rewarding employment and future learning opportunities.

WBL can be a stand-alone course or built into another JEL industry specific course as long as the placement coincides with current coursework and continues to build upon knowledge gained in the classroom.   As a stand-alone option, WBL students will need to apply skills learned in previous coursework from (6) credit hours in the pathway.  A typical student for this option would be a 2nd year JEL student working in the pathway of the program completed.  Both programs are monitored by the WBL Coordinator and CTE teacher to assure emphasis on training for in demand workplace skills.  An ideal student for this course will be at least 16 years of age and have access to transportation to and from the workplace.

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Nikki Jagow

317.259.5269   x44058

Greetings all!   My name is Nikki Jagow and I am pleased to be coordinating the efforts for Work-Based Learning at the J. Everett Light Career Center. As a dedicated employee and parent of two former JEL students, it is my sincere desire to see students established in a WBL experience that will be mutually beneficial to their employer and future career pathway. 

I have been working in public education for over 10 years with a primary focus on parent and community engagement.  Joining the JEL family has allowed me the opportunity to spend more time with students in pursuit of their future dreams and to assist in that decision making process (which is absolutely the best part).  

I attended Indiana State University and then University of Southern Indiana for Community and Public Health.  I am married with 3 children and a fantastically chubby rescue pit mix, Peter (who LOVES to come to the JEL Vet Class).  I love to spend time with friends and family-and to see my kiddos (from school and home) compete in sports, sing in musicals and win a debate.  Their enthusiasm is contagious!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions-I truly look forward to hearing from you! 

(317) 259-5265

1901 E 86th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46240


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