Externships: lesser known than internships but just as useful, and easier to access
programming with ease
We run summer, afterschool
and WBL programs that break barriers.
We work with districts all over the nation to run expanded learning programs that propel students forward
We use our experience to solve traditional afterschool problems
Work ED builds and operates tailored summer and afterschool programs, in person and at scale for elementary and middle schools. Our programs are built to unlock the potential in communities across the nation, providing future-proof career skills to every student.
In person and fully staffed
We make it simple for districts by providing 100% staffing and operations in any number of locations. We offer flexible scheduling and scalable student-centric solutions to improve outcomes and engagement.
One platform for all your administrative needs
No more chasing files, calendars and emails. We offer a platform for running expanded learning programs in one place, including registration, logistics, communication and attendance.
Focused on real-world success
Our programs are built to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. We create discovery programs for elementary to high school students to foster a growth mindset, exposing students to the skills and experience they need to succeed in high-income tech careers.
All you need is a classroom,
the rest is on us.
Guaranteed to meet funding mandates and make sure you're making the most of the funding available.
Accessible and fit for all students regardless of socioeconomic status or background.
Ready to fully operate from end-to-end, any number of programs in any number of locations. Whatever your needs and vision, we'll make it happen.
By combining fun and engaging activities with career-focused lessons students can continue learning beyond the whiteboard.Read more
Seasonal breaks don't have to contribute to learning loss. We make it easy for students to get ahead on their time off.Read more
Work Based Learning
Work alongside industry to go from high school graduate to employed.Read more
Fully-trained and passionate staff who prioritize building community and making connections.Read more
Real Challenges, Real Learning
Tackle problems faced by industry professionals and understand the reality of that career
Discover Your Hidden Potential
Learn your strengths and areas of focus to create your own roadmap to success.
Work together to make something great
Show people what you can do
Future Proof Your Skill Set
Build foundational skills that will help you no matter where you end up working.
Test Drive a Career, Find Your Passion
Find a role that excites you by discovering new opportunities
Don’t take our word for it
We gather student feedback at the end of every program
of students would recommend to a friend
of students felt more confident after their program
of parents/guardians would enroll their child in another Work ED program
of parents/guardians noticed their child is more confident and social after the program
About Work ED
Using a combination of work-based and problem-based learning, we give students of all ages the skills they need to break into high-earning, future-proof career pathways so that they can take control of their lives. We use our own highly trained staff and proprietary technology to make afterschool more accessible for all stakeholders, including school districts, students, parents, and business partnersLearn More
of experience creating innovative programs for youth all over the nation
students from Elementary to High School have graduated from our programs
success rating from students, parents, and educators.
Stories to inspire
- Externships: What they are and why they’re important for career success
- Is student debt worth it?
Why young people need to be more informed before taking on student debt and seeking the “college experience”
- Soft skills in the information age
How can students become future-proof by focusing on the soft skills employers are looking for?
Case Studies: Playbook to Success
- Fresno Unified School District Summer Career Externships
Fresno Unified School Districts CTE team wanted to provide additional work-based-learning opportunities during the Summer with industry partners preparing students for the workforce.
- New York Cyber Discovery
Work ED developed a regional Cyber Externship during Spring Break of 2021, joining together districts and industry partners from New York City.