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Get to know LLCC’s Office of Workplace Learning

We established the Office of Work-Based Learning at Lincoln Land Community College in July 2020. Work-based learning can take many flavors, from a job-shadowing experience that allows our students to explore a specific career, to internships which are generally carried out towards the end of a student’s training and may or may not lead to a position within this company. At the very least, any form of work-based learning is a great way for our students to gain real-world experience and possibly college credit.

Another type of workplace learning is what we call a structured learning program. For this type of program, my role is to be a sort of matchmaker. I contact businesses in the area of ​​our district that have vacancies suitable for our students. I work with these companies to develop a personalized and structured learning program to solve their staffing needs. I then work with the great resources we have on campus, such as our academic departments, career services, and success coaches, to find students interested in these positions. Interested students work with our career coaches to develop their CV based on the job description and refine their interview skills if necessary. The student is interviewing for the position within the company. If successful, they are offered the position and placed in a structured apprenticeship program while they complete their studies.

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