What is Work-Based Learning?

Work-based learning (WBL) provides students an opportunity to develop job skills and explore career pathways while working towards a degree, diploma, or other credential at GTCC. Students like you gain real-life work experience where you can apply what you learn in the classroom and develop employability skills. We connect students with employers in the community based on their area of study.

Internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships are all ways to participate in work-based learning.

Why Host WBL Students at your Organization?

Employers have the chance to evaluate new talent and reduce recruitment and training costs. Businesses, government, and public and private agencies can receive immediate benefits in productivity with WBL students and be prepared for the future with a pipeline of prospects already familiar with your organization.

Program Benefits

GTCC's goal is to establish and foster mutually beneficial relationships with local employers in a variety of industries.The benefits of these relationships are: 

 For students:

  • Improve academically
  • Develop technical skills and soft skills
  • Build your network for post graduation job searching

For employers:

  • Evaluate potential employees and reduce training costs
  • Prepare future employees in our region
  • Improve quality and relevance of GTCC's programs

How do I get Started?

GTCC is interested in developing shadowing, cooperative education, or apprenticeship experiences with local organizations like yours. If work-based learning seems like a good fit for your business, please contact us for more information. We look forward to connecting with you!

Jennifer Whisman, Ph.D.
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50556