Work Based Learning

Welcome to Jones County Junior College's Work-Based Learning (WBL) Cooperative
(Co-op) Education Program. We look forward to working with you and we hope that your experience with our program will be positive.

The Work-Based Learning Program at JCJC recognizes that learning occurs throughout life, not just in the classroom. The program is designed to match students with jobs directly related to the students' majors. Each year, about a hundred JCJC students gain an advantage they may not get in the classroom - practical, hands-on work experience. Because of this training, students are better qualified upon graduation to fill permanent, full-time positions with any company - perhaps even the company that gave them the experience.

At the workplace, students work closely with mentors who impart the skills and knowledge necessary for students to prosper in the field. Worksite supervisors, classroom instructors, and a WBL/Co-op coordinator work to guide and challenge students to perform well. Through these experiences, students learn the knowledge and skills appropriate to a specific career and the general work expectations of promptness, commitment, and persistence that can serve them in all careers.