Business Partner Resources

Whether you’re considering submitting a project for students as a partner or have already been submitting projects on the virtual project board, here are some resources that may be helpful to you!

Business Partner Toolkit

Read through our business partner toolkit for a full run-through of everything you’ll need to know about submitting an authentic learning project for students. Learn about the process, how your business can benefit, how you can help students, and more. You’ll also find tips and guidelines to help you make your student project a success.

Iowa Workforce Development WBL Resources

Earn and Learn Registered Apprenticeship Program Connect high school students to registered apprenticeship opportunities and explore the playbook here


Department of Education WBL Resources

Iowa Department of Education Work-Based Learning site The Iowa Department of Education has a wide range of free resources to download that cover experiences across the entire work-based learning continuum. From authentic projects to job shadows and school-based enterprises to internships, this site has something for everyone.

Iowa Career Pathway Mapping Projects The Iowa Department of Education offers robust and informative career pathways resources across almost every industry or career cluster to help students, educators and other stakeholders not only better understand the types of careers available in Iowa, but also what to expect in terms of wages, job duties, education requirements and much more. A total of nine pathways are available, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Information Technology and Health Science.