Experiential Learning

Building a sustainable and trained workforce is critical to the success of businesses and communities. School systems play a key role in shaping the future workforce to fulfill talent needs in their communities and regions. High school experiential learning programs are an effective way to build talent pathways in communities. Experiential learning helps prepare students for career success through hands-on experiences. This guide is designed to help business leaders and school leaders conceptualize, develop, and implement high-quality experiential learning experiences for high school students.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government conducted research on models and best practices for experiential learning for high school students. The work examined both existing programs in Georgia and models from across the United States. The goal of the project was to identify best practices, enumerate elements of high-quality experiential learning and identify opportunities to scale experiential learning opportunities in Georgia.

To read the full report click the image below.

The guide includes 19 case studies that illustrate high quality experiential learning programs in Georgia and across the United States. Click here to read each of the case studies.

If you are interested in creating or replicating experiential learning opportunities consider exploring the decision tree or some keys to success.


This guide was made possible through the support of Georgia Power