WBL & Job Placement

Leads

  • Ben Gamboa, Associate Dean, Strong Workforce Programs, Miramar
  • Larry McLemore, Dean of Career and Technical Education

Purpose

  • To establish work-based learning and job placement functions at each college that will provide all students with a continuum of critical experiences and support to deepen classroom learning and facilitate employment.

Goals

  • Assess work-based learning opportunities and 21st century employability skills currently used in SDIC community colleges.
  • Build an infrastructure to support expanded work-based learning opportunities across the region.
  • Build an infrastructure to support expanded job placement services across the region.
  • Support professional learning in the area of work-based learning to improve the development and integration of high-quality work-based learning into curriculum.

Outcomes

  • Staffing for work-based learning and job placement functions at each college
  • Consensus on definition of WBL
  • Establishment of need for WBL and job placement services
  • Establishment of goals and processes for WBL and job placement services
  • Professional development to expand implementation of WBL
  • Pilot implementation of WBL tool to provide a single point of contact for employers and facilitate placements

Leading Indicators

  • Percent of faculty participating in WBL assessment.
  • Percent of colleges completing hiring processes for full-time, contract job placement case manager.
  • Number of WBL activities offered, by type of activity.
  • Number of students accessing WBL, by type of WBL opportunity (Note, includes the full range of learning opportunities, from career fairs and industry speakers to internships, paid co-operative work experience, clinical placements, and apprenticeships).
  • Number of students placed in professional jobs by SWP Job Placement Case Managers.
  • Number of faculty attending WBL professional development.

Workgroup Materials and Resources

  • TBD