Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning
Career and Job Services
Work-Based Learning is a unique form of education that integrates classroom study with planned and supervised work experience. It allows students to acquire essential and practical skills by being exposed to real-life situations. Edison State provides employers with qualified students who are seeking to find career connections to expand their professional networks. The students that you hire for co-op/intern positions will be your employees—under your guidance.
Work-Based Learning programs benefit students by allowing them to acquire real-world experience in their field of study. These programs enable students to develop positive work habits and attitudes; establish career connections and expand professional networks; and become better informed and able to make smart decisions about their career choices. Students that are hired for co-op/intern positions will be company employees and under company guidance.
College courses are necessary to complete a degree—and the experience gained from a real-world work program serves to enhance a student's education.
Work-Based Learning programs are beneficial to employers in many ways! Some of these benefits are listed below.
Recruiting Find future employees by utilizing this year-around recruiting tool.
Productivity Tailor 16-week job assignments that align with Edison State semesters in order to meet your short-term workforce needs.
Develop Provide professional development and training opportunities for emerging leaders.
Challenge Test and challenge potential employees in your actual workplace environment.
Efficiency Help reduce the daily workload of your professional staff.
Revitalize Students can offer new perspectives and fresh ideas to your organizations.
Shape Provide input to Edison State so that we can provide the best preparation possible for potential future employees.
Save Reduce recruitment costs and training time without the expense of advertising and/or an employment agency.
Contribute Help individuals succeed and promote growth in the local workforce and community.
Many of the Edison State career pathways prepare students to participate in work-based learning opportunities. Below is a current list.
General Business Management
Human Resource Management
Medical Office Support
EngineeringAdvanced Manufacturing Systems
Automation and Robotics
Industrial Equipment Supervision
Health SciencesMedical Laboratory Technician
Medical Assistant (Certificate)*
Information TechnologyBusiness Systems
Interactive Technology Programming & Design
Network Computer Management
Social and Public SciencesSocial Services
*Pending approval from the Ohio Department of Education and/or the Department of Education.
If you are an employer interested in participating in a work-based learning program, please complete the following steps.
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