Good communication with the employer is essential to a good work-based learning program.


At the beginning of the school year contact each employer and do the following:

  • Introduce yourself, establish rapport
  • Review program expectations
  • Discuss student progress to date
  • Give a copy of school calendar
  • Discuss ways for employer to be involved in your program (guest speaker, CTSO judge, sponsor, etc.)
  • Leave business card and copy of Training Agreement (pdf, 440kb) and Employer Evaluation (doc, 29kb)

A minimum of once per grading period:


Personal Visits

  • Visit at least once per quarter
  • Always attempt to set appointment, stating reason for visit
  • Keep length of visit to a minimum -- employers are busy people!

Phone Contact

  • Use to set appointments
  • Use for follow-up contact
  • Use when personal visit is inconvenient for employer

Mail Contact

  • Use to secure evaluation if employer cannot complete during visit
  • Use to send greeting cards for public relations reasons