An effective school-based enterprise (SBE) provides students with the unique opportunity to develop and practice real-world industry experience while serving the needs of their campus and/or community! This course is designed to help participants successfully develop and manage a successful SBE. Participants will analyze the key components of SBEs and identify the differences between this model and other forms of work-based learning. Participants will also identify the key elements necessary for planning and implementing a school-based enterprise including best practices and recordkeeping requirements. Throughout this course, participants will develop a business plan for their proposed enterprise.
NOTE: Participants who participate in the course and who complete one follow-up assignment will have the opportunity to earn 15 CEU hours approved by ADE to be used for moving from provisional to standard CTE certificate or for re-certification hours.
Objectives-Define school-based enterprise
-Compare and contrast school-based enterprises with other forms of work-based learning
-Identify advantages of SBE for students, community and school
-Identify standards to be taught and reinforced through your school-based enterprise
-Identify key steps in planning and implementing a school-based enterprise
-Develop a business plan
-Identify best practices for operation of and recordkeeping for SBEs