High school students with disabilities from across DC are invited to participate in our DC3C Explore activities!
Join Our DC3C Explore Activities
These work-based learning experiences (WBLEs) are designed to help students learn about potential careers and the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Each experience brings students onsite at a local business. Students will tour the workplace, meet with employees in different departments and have the opportunity to ask questions about the job and the education/training needed for it.
What is a Work Based Learning Experience (WBLE)?
A WBLE is a proven educational approach to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to real-life work activities and future career opportunities. By exploring careers across sectors, participating students will become more prepared to gain employment and live independently post-graduation. WBLEs are meant to engage, motivate, and enhance the learning process and employer involvement is essential!
- WBLEs are aligned with the types of careers DC students are most interested in pursuing as they transition to life after high school.
- Through WBLEs, students will learn about businesses, meet employees, ask questions and, when possible, observe work in progress.
Will your students join us?
WBLE Frequently Asked Questions
All participating students must be students with a disability (IEP or 504 plan). Students must have submitted the following:
- Pre-ETS consent form and/or RSA application (to RSA)
- Photo release form (to DC3C)
Due to the seasonal flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulating at high levels as well as increasing COVID-19 infection rates, participants are strongly encouraged to wear high-quality masks during the duration of the event.
If you are experiencing any cold/flu/COVID-19 symptoms or were exposed to anyone infected, we kindly encourage participants to stay home and join us on another WBLE experience at a later date.