Plan & Evaluation Tool

NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development’s youth workforce development programs have developed a Work-Based Learning planning and assessment tool for use in Career Pathway Work Experiences, Internships and other appropriate Work-Based Learning.

This tool has four components:
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Data Sheet

The who, what, where and when of the experience. Includes youth/young adult information, employer or organization sponsor information, experience description and details, program information, Learn & Earn program staff contact information, and other details. Data Sheet is complete once the experience has been defined and an employer or organization/youth and young adult match made.

Academic Enrichment and Career Development Learning Outcomes

A set of key learning outcomes centered on academics, career development and personal growth. Developed with the youth and program staff and shared with the worksite supervisor. Assessed by the coordinator/case manager with the student. (See the information sheet following the assessment for sample learning outcomes and instructions.)

Assessment of the Work-Readiness Professional Skills

An assessment of the work-readiness and job-specific skills demonstrated through the experience. Assessed by the worksite supervisor at the midpoint and at completion of the experience.


  • Integrity/Ethics
  • Dependability
  • Persistence/Maturity
  • Responsiveness

Group Experience

  • Negotiation
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity
  • Communication

Problem Solving

  • Applied Knowledge
  • Flexibility
  • Preparation and Planning
  • Continuous Improvement

Career/Occupational Skills

A set of key additional skill-development learning objectives centered on expanding career knowledge and occupational skills development specific to the experience. Developed with the youth or young adult, worksite supervisor and coordinator at the beginning of the experience. Assessed by the worksite supervisor.

New York City Youth and Young Adult Career Pathways