Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an educational program that combines classroom instruction with practical work experience that is directly related to a program of study. The program’s mission is to enhance student knowledge by combining classroom learning with hands-on work experience.   

Businesses across Henderson and Transylvania Counties have successfully established a partnership with a student worker.

Employers:

student at desk imageEmployer’s WBL Benefits:

  • Saves training time
  • Reduces employee turnover
  • Allows for careful pre-screening of trainees
  • Provides an excellent source of highly motivated employees
  • Increases productivity by freeing your staff for more creative work
  • Promotes positive public relations among the community, businesses, and BRCC

 


Employer’s Role:

  • Agree to provide the student with a supervised work experience
  • Help make training an educational experience
  • Assist the student in developing measurable learning objectives
  • Provide orientation regarding company rules and regulations
  • Inform the student of company expectations
  • Assure a safe working environment
  • Evaluate the student’s progress

Contact Barbara Gregory, Faculty Director of Work-Based Learning for more information on establishing a WBL agreement customized to your business’s needs at (828) 694-1734 or barbarag@blueridge.edu.  

Students

image student with carStudent WBL Benefits:

  • Academic Credit
  • Work Experience
  • Employment Contacts
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Enhanced Resume

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a curriculum program offering Work-Based Learning
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Have completed 12 semester hours in a diploma program
  • Have a faculty recommendation

 

Enrollment Process

  • Complete a Work-Based Learning Application Form
  • Arrange and/or approval of Work-Based Learning Worksite
  • Register and Pay for Work-Based Learning
  • Attend a Work-Based Learning Orientation

Contact Barbara Gregory, Faculty Director of Work-Based Learning for more information on participating in a WBL program at (828) 694-1734 or barbarag@blueridge.edu.  

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Contact Us
Henderson County NCWorks
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Continuing Education Building, Room 125
(828) 694-1755

Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Transylvania County NCWorks
45 Oak Park Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
Straus Building, Room 141
(828) 883-2550 

Hours: 
Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.