Work-Based Learning Project


The purpose of the TAMU Work-Based Learning Project is to offer work-based learning (WBL) opportunities to high school students with disabilities in Texas. Specifically, we will work with selected high schools to implement one or a combination of WBL programs, with an emphasis on school-based enterprises, so that these students develop the necessary skills for transition to employment. Project staff will select high schools, provide training and technical assistance to the high schools to choose an appropriate WBL model for implementation, provide funding support to the high schools to implement the WBL model so that students who are connected with VR services can learn and practice employment skills by participating in the program.


Applicants can be public, private, or charter schools/districts. Students to benefit must have active IEP or 504 plans. The process involves the following steps:

  1. RFP distribution beginning summer of 2021.

    TAMU WBL Project is ongoing, with applications reviewed monthly. The deadline is the 1st of each month to be included in that month’s review cycle.

  2. Inquiries of interests sent to Dr. Jacqueline Turner or Dr. Eric Roberts
  3. An electronic copy of completed proposal submitted to Dr. Jacqueline Turner or Dr. Eric Roberts
  4. The selection committee will review all stage 1 and stage 2 proposals and identify the qualifying candidates
  5. Inquiries or a notice of the review decision sent to the proposal contact person
  6. Inquiry responses reviewed by the selection committee and a notice of review decision sent to the contact person
  7. Agreement processes completed by awardees
  8. Financial award issued and technical support scheduled by TAMU Work-Based Learning Project
  9. Periodic inquiries and reviews of the WBL model completed by TAMU Work-Based Learning Project
  10. Follow-up technical support needs to be determined by TAMU Work-Based Learning Project and the RFP awardee contact person




TransCen-ing to Work-Based Learning Webinars

With Dale Verstegen and Sean Roy from TransCen, Inc.

To download the flyer from the series click this link

To download the PowerPoint from the series click this link

Session One – October 26th, 2021 

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Session Two – October 27th, 2021

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Session Three – October 29th, 2021

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This project is supported in part by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) with a contract totaling $2,464,552.00 to the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University. The contents are those of the project and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by TWC, VR, or the Texas Government. For more information, please visit for more information.