Workplace Learning: Apprenticeships, Internships, and Work-Based Learning (Co-Ops)
Today's job market is more competitive than ever before. That's why it’s important to distinguish yourself from other applicants. Gain valuable work experience through an apprenticeship, internship, or work-based learning course.
Workplace Learning can help provide the tools, connections, potential opportunities, and skills needed to enhance your resume and get real-world experience directly related to your field of study — experience that employers are likely to expect from job candidates.
Other benefits to you include:
- college credit and a degree leading to a career
- better salary
- global, portable credentials
- economic mobility with an improved standard of living
What is the difference between apprenticeships, internships, and work-based Learning (co-ops) and how do I get started? Check out the following overview and links to additional information.
Apprenticeships: long-term (12-48 months), paid positions that let you earn college credit while getting valuable on-the-job skills at one company.
Internships: flexible, non-credit work experiences that help you explore a career path or gain practical experience in your field. Positions may be paid or unpaid and last a few days or weeks to a couple of months, and be project based.
Work-Based Learning (Co-Ops): for-college-credit courses that you spend a semester working with an employer in a position directly related to your field of study — positions may be paid or unpaid.
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