Work-based learning (WBL) teacher-coordinators are required to maintain records to demonstrate that their WBL courses comply with laws, regulations, and policies. Experienced WBL teacher-coordinators recommend organizing the records into three broad categories as shown in the illustration below:
- CTE program information
- Student records
- Training site documentation
This lesson covers the types of documents organized in each of these file cabinets or categories.
CTE Program Files
Experienced WBL teacher-coordinators recommend setting up a filing system (paper-based as well as digital) for the CTE program manuals, forms and records.
In addition to the folders set up for CTE program files, create folders for materials and resources used to coordinate the CTE program and/or teach WBL courses.
Click each category below to learn more about organizing CTE program files.
Teacher-coordinators should keep a file for each WBL student to document the student’s WBL experience. These records are important to meet student attendance accounting requirements, show proof of compliance with state and federal laws, and monitor the student’s progress.
Click each category below to learn more about organizing files of WBL students’ work experience.
Training Site Files
Teacher-coordinators should keep contact information for current and potential employers, records of site visits and communication with employers, employer evaluations, and relevant industry and employer job information.
Notes from site visits are important evidence that state and federal laws were followed. The other files may be used to support students' WBL experiences and to provide historical reference.
Click each category below to learn more about organizing employer information and training site files.