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    Work-Based Learning

    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.

    Looking for a job or internship? Below you will find recommended job sites holding hundreds of opportunities! Edison State students and alumni are encouraged to register and upload their resume to the Edison State Job Board. The Edison State Job Board has job listings from area employers who are specifically seeking Edison State students and alumni! There are also Work Study opportunities listed for students who would like to work on campus. 

    Edison State Job Board
    Edison State Community College, in conjunction with College Central Network, is pleased to offer the Edison State Job Board, an online job board system. As a student or alumni of Edison State Community College, you have access to this job board and its related job search resources, which include tip sheets, career articles, and videos written by industry professionals. The following provides information on accessing the job board.

    • Click here.
    • Click the "Student" or "Alumni" icon.
    • Click on the link to register as a new user or, if you are already registered, log in using your Access ID and password. Once registered, you must log on at least once a year, or your account will be deleted and you will need to re-register.
    • Using our online job board, you can search for part-time or full-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities posted exclusively to our school or other community colleges in our region. New postings are added weekly. You can also search College Central Network's job board, which has thousands of entry-level job postings available nationwide, including the Dayton area. New jobs are added daily.

    Government Jobs
    USAJOBS is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government. It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. Find jobs available to the public and specific groups of people, including individuals with disabilities, veterans, students, and senior executives.

    Ohio Means Jobs
    Ohio Means Jobs provides search results for hundreds of jobs and internships posted from popular job sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and many others. In addition, this site includes a wealth of job search resources, including area job fairs.

    SOCHEIntern connects students in need of internships with employers in need of interns. One application will allow you to be considered for multiple internship programs. College students can apply for year-round and summer positions both on Wright Patterson Air Force Base and with local employers.

    Student Worker Programs at Edison State
    Learn more about the Student Worker Programs available to Edison State students.

    If you have any questions or need assistance in accessing any of our career resources, please contact us using the information provided on this page.

    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.

    Administration Assistant
    Aviation—Professional Pilot
    Business Management
    General Business Management
    Human Resource Management
    Medical Office Support
    Paralegal Studies

    Engineering and Manufacturing
    Advanced Manufacturing Systems
    Automation and Robotics
    Electro-Mechanical Engineering
    Industrial Equipment Supervision
    Operations Technology
    Mechanical Design

    Health Sciences
    Medical Laboratory Technician
    Veterinary Technology
    Medical Assistant (Certificate)


    Information Technology
    Business Systems
    Network Administration
    Systems Administrator
    Web Development

    Social and Public Sciences
    Social Services
    Early Childhood Education

    Machinist (Manual and CNC)
    Software Tester (E-Commerce Specialist)
    Firefight Paramedic
    General Insurance Associate
    Maintenance Mechanic/Technician
    Nurse Assistant, Certified
    Tool and Die Maker
    Manufacturing Electrician (Wirer)

    If you are an employer interested in participating in a work-based learning program, please complete the following steps.

    1 Complete a brief job description including specific responsibilities, number of hours required per week (interns must work a minimum of 14 hours per week) and hourly pay rate. 
    2 Upload your job information to the Edison State Job Board. To register, email Morgan Abney at Once registered and approved, you will receive a link to post jobs and conduct resume searches. 
    3 Students will contact you directly or Edison State will send you student resumes based upon the qualifications that you have specified. Student resumes may also be viewed via the Edison State Job Board. Contact the student(s) directly to set up an interview. 
    4 Edison State staff and faculty is available to assist you with any questions that you may have throughout the process.
    5 At a specified time during the semester, you may be asked to complete an evaluation of the intern's performance and allow an on-site visit by a faculty coordinator. 

    We love success stories!

    20 Under 20

    Darold Eason, Fort Recovery Industries; Josh Fett; Rachel Carlisle, Director of Regional Campus Enrollment Management & Student Services at Edison State; Chad Beanblossom, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Regional Campus Operations at Edison State

    Josh Fett, of Union City, was presented with a 20 Under 20 Award from the Darke County Economic Development. The presentation took place during the Annual Economic Forum, held at Greenville Elks Lodge. Dave Barth, Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology at Edison State, was recognized as Fett’s educator partner.

    This is the seventh year the Darke County Economic Development has given 20 Under 20 Awards. The awards were developed to recognize the students, educators, and businesses that work together in preparing the next generation of workers. Honorees must be under 20 years of age; a resident of Darke, Mercer, or Auglaize County; enrolled in high school, post-secondary education or adult education that relates to their career; and engaged in work-based learning such as an apprenticeship, internship or co-op program.

    A 2020 Mississinawa Valley High School graduate, Fett recently completed his second year at Edison State, graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. He currently works at Fort Recovery Industries as an Automation Engineering Technician and was nominated for the 20 Under 20 Award by his employer.

    “Josh’s employer describes him as an employee eager to learn, taking what he learns in the classroom and applying it in their facility,” said Tamala Marley, Workforce Specialist for the Darke County Economic Development. “He also shares in the classroom how the principles learned in class are being used in the workplace, and I’ve been told that has helped his classmates gain more from their education as well.”

    Fett plans to continue his education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electric-mechanical engineering from Miami University, which he’ll complete at Edison State through the colleges’ regional partnership.

    Marley added, “Josh is doing everything he can to learn as much as possible from both his schooling and employment so he can excel in the future.”