= Work Based Learning

 

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General Work-Based
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Phone: (619) 388-2701

Katlin Choi
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-2734
Email: kchoi@sdccd.edu

Shawn Fawcett
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-2340
Email: sfawcett@sdccd.edu

Pavel Consuegra
Internship Coordinator
Phone: (619) 388-5072
Email: pconsuegra@sdccd.edu

Maci Gerber
Project Assistant
Phone: (619) 388-5897
Email: mgerber@sdccd.edu

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WHAT IS WORK-BASED LEARNING (WBL)?

San Diego Mesa College Work-Based Learning (WBL) supports a continuum of experiential learning strategies and activities designed to bridge students’ educational learning with valuable real-work experience.  Students will gain progressive exposure and interactions with industries and employers to explore career opportunities and develop workplace skills.

 PHASES OF WORK-BASED LEARNING AT MESA COLLEGE:

WBL Phases 1BENEFITS OF WORK-BASED LEARNING:

 For Students:
  • Explore industries and career options
  • Connect academic learning with real-world experiences
  • Achieve motivation to learn, confidence in skills, and completion rates
  • Engage and network with industry professionals
  • Understand workplace expectations, create awareness of required training, and perform  positive employment habits
  • Gain relevant experience and develop in-demand technical skills and career competencies
For Faculty:
  • Integrate hands-on, work-related learning in academic instruction
  • Prepare students to meet in-demand needs of labor market
  • Grow the number of students who complete a certificate/degree, obtain sustainable employment with a livable wage, and/or transfer     
  • Promote faculty interaction with industry
  • Support students in defining career goals, develop their motivation to learn, and enhance retention and academic success
For Employers & Community Partners:
  • Promote company brand awareness and share your story within the community
  • Nurture student career exploration, emphasize desired skills and training, and increase interest in working for your company
  • Gain access to a pipeline of qualified, motivated candidates to reduce recruitment costs and hiring risks
  • Be involved in college curriculum development and collaborate with faculty to teach students desired industry skills
  • Improve training programs and increase employee retention rates

 

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