Critical Alert Central Piedmont: Friday and Saturday – Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 – will be remote learning days for Central Piedmont students and remote work days for college employees. College email has details."
Apprenticeships, Internships, and Work-Based Learning
Today's job market is more competitive than ever before. That's why you should get serious about distinguishing yourself from other applicants. How? By getting valuable work experience through an apprenticeship, internship, or work-based learning course.
Workplace Learning helps you find opportunities to match your goals, enhance your resume, and get valuable, real-world experience directly related to your field of study — experience employers are likely to expect from job candidates in a tight job market.
Other benefits to you include higher pay when you finish your degree, college credit and degree outcomes leading to a career, global, portable credentials, and economic mobility with an increased standard of living.
If you are an employer who would like to recruit students for apprenticeships, internships or work-based learning (co-op), visit our Workplace Learning page for employers.
- Apprenticeships: long term, 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 field experience in your field. Positions may be paid or unpaid and may be short- or long-term.
- Work-Based Learning (co-op): a for-college-credit course in which you spend a semester working with an employer in a position directly related to your field of study. Positions may be paid or unpaid.