Work-Based Learning

What is Work-Based Learning?
Work-Based Learning provides students with the opportunity to connect what they are learning in the classroom to real world experiences. WBL encourages students to learn about work with career awareness and exploration, learn through work with practicum and internships, and learn for work with training and experiences directly related to a specific career field.

The Work-Based Learning program supports faculty to enrich their curriculum and deepen classroom learning by embedding real world educational experiences and applicable 21st Century Skills to prepare students for today's career opportunities.

WBL Implementation

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WBL Benefits

For Students:

  • Provide opportunities for students to explore career options.
  • Connect classroom learning to real-world experiences.
  • Interact with industry related employers.
  • Help students grow their 2st century professional skills.

For College and Faculty:

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  • Increased student enrollment.
  • Grow the number od sudents who complete certificate/degree.
  • Integrate hands-on, work-related learning in academic instruction.
  • Prepare students to meet in-demand eeds of labor market.
  • Prmote faculty interaction with industry.
  • Support students i defining career goals, develop their motivation to learn, and enhance retention and academic success.

For Employers:

  • Promote company brand awareness.
  • Gain access to a pipeline o qualified, motivated candidates to reduce recruitment costs and hiring risks.
  • Involvement in college curriculum process through advisory committees.
  • Collaborate with faculty to teach students desired industry skills.
  • Improve traning programs and increase employee retention rates.

WBL Activities:

Work-Based Learnign Resources: 

WBL Continuum

 

 

Need Assistance?
We encourage you to reach us for support in integrating a Work-Based Learning experience into your course/program. You can contact Irene Drye, WBL Coordinator or WBL Trainer from your department.  

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Irene Drye

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

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(760)550-9412

Cuauhtemoc Carboni

WBL Trainer for Math, Science, & Engineering

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Andres Martinez

WBL Trainer for Economic & Workforce Development

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Cerise Myers

WBL Trainer for Arts, Letters, & Learning Services

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Daniel Ortiz

WBL Trainer for Nursing

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Kathy Rodriguez

WBL Trainer for Health & Public Safety

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