Welcome to Work-Based Learning at IVC! Our WBL Coordinator and Faculty Trainers, along with the team at the Career Services Center, are here to support IVC teaching and non-teaching faculty as they enrich their curriculum and deepen classroom learning by embedding real-world educational experiences and applicable 21st Century Job Skills to prepare students for today's career opportunities. Read on to learn more about WBL and its advantages for students, faculty, and employers, or click through to view resources, see past and upcoming presentations, request individual support, and more.
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.
WBL exists on a continuum that reflects the progress of experiences from awareness-building to training. Students often cycle back through the continuum many times throughout college and throughout their career. Faculty play a critical role in ensuring these experiences are embedded into curriculum and support learning.
Career Awareness & Exploration is learning about work and includes:
Career Interactions are learning through work:
Career Training Experiences are learning for work:
For College and Faculty