Work Based Learning Students
Would you like to earn while you learn?
You can EARN:
- academic credit for your work experience
- a salary to help cover college expenses
- a reference for future employment
HOW? Through WBL. It is a great way for you to gain work experience while going to school, earn money to help cover college expenses, and earn college credit. Combining practical work experience with education is a real bonus when you begin seeking a full-time job.
- Gain work experience directly related to an occupational/academic skill area or career pathway.
- Receive college credit for work experience which will be recorded on transcript.
- Earn income while learning from skilled professionals.
- Hours can be used to meet full-time enrollment requirements.
- The WBL/Co-op grade provides the opportunity to increase and improve the GPA.
- Receive quality academic and occupational preparation.
- Test potential careers in the marketplace.
- Enter the workforce directly with an employable skill or continue post-secondary education.
- Develop potential contacts to broaden employment options.
- Increase earning potential after graduation. According to research, a student who participates in a work-based learning/co-op program tends to start at a higher salary than a colleague who did not participate.
Sign a Business/Industry Education/Training Agreement.
- Successfully complete interview with employer and meet all work requirements.
- Remain in good standing in school and on the job.
- Conform to work/training schedule.
- Participate in regular progress reviews.
- Complete requirements for community/junior college degree.