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Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL), formerly Cooperative Education, allows students the opportunity to apply course instruction in an actual workplace setting. Students work for an employer in a position directly related to their program of study.

Work-based learning helps students develop employability competencies – competencies that the college has identified as critical to success in the workplace:

  • Communication – the ability to effectively exchange ideas and information with others through oral, written, or visual means.
  • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork – the ability to work effectively with others, especially to analyze situations, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving problems or accomplishing tasks.
  • Problem-solving – the ability to identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing practical action plans for solutions.

 To learn more, contact the Work-Based Learning office at  (252) 335-0821 x 2232 or the WBL Liaison at lynn_jennings @albemarle.edu.

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