SPONSORED BY Wes Heath
To besuccessful in today's world of work, students need practical skills,many of which can be learned only through hands-on, work-basedsituations. The strength of your program rests on your commitment todeveloping opportunities for students to build these skills through thework-based learning element of agricultural education--supervisedagricultural experience programs (SAEs). This chapter illustrates whatconstitutes a quality SAE and provides innovative tips for meetingstudents' career interests and goals.
A Component of Agricultural Education
An SAE program is a planned practical agricultural activity whichsupports skill and competency development, career success andapplication of specific agricultural and academic skills a student haslearned through classroom instruction in agricultural education.