Work-based Learning | Faculty

Preparing students to succeed academically and thrive in their future careers


 Work-based Learning in the classroom creates deeper Engagement and better Outcomes for Students.

What is Work-based Learning?

Work-based Learning (WBL) means sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in the real workplace settings to cultivate meaningful, firsthand career engagement aligned to curriculum and instruction. WBL can be categorized in 3 stages: Career Awareness & Exploration, Career Interactions, Career Training Experiences where a student can engage in at any time during their college enrollment.
Work-based Learning Continuum

Career Awareness & Exploration 

Teaching About Work
  • Career fairs 
  • Field trips and company tours 
  • Career speakers
  • Informational interviews

Career Interactions

Teaching Through Work
  • Classroom projects with industry involvement 
  • Job shadowing 
  • Mentorships
  • Service learning

Career Training Experiences

Teaching For Work
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Capstone projects
  • Clinical experiences

Districtwide WBL Definitions and SG21 Reporting Framework - Detailed information of how Work-based Learning experiences are defined and categorized. 


A Student's first job is critical to their Career and Income Trajectory.


Equitable & Inclusive Opportunities | How are we contributing to a legacy of equity and inclusion as Educators?

  • Alumni Engagement
  • Community Partnerships
  • Student Leadership & Educational Advancement 

Support for the majority population of enrolled Community College Students of color. 


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Faculty Work-based Learning Professional Development |

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Register for a Work-based Learning Course in 2024  

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We want to hear from our Faculty!

How do you currently utilize WBL in your classroom, have new ideas or need support from our Career Services.   Email: Melanie Baeza


For more information please contact Career Services at 619-388-7335 or email your WBL Coordinator Melanie Baeza,
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