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High-quality, work-based learning (WBL) opportunities can confer a number of benefits for students, schools, employers and communities. As such opportunities integrate applicable academic concepts and state standards, and evaluate a student’s mastery of key employability skills, students can reap greater benefits than from traditional teenage employment opportunities. This report outlines state-level policy components in the US that help ensure WBL opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.