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        Introducing Work-Based Courses

        Discover work-based courses, a new learning model that combines credit-bearing classroom instruction with on-the-job training, in this video from Jobs for the Future (JFF). Community and technical colleges like OCTC in Kentucky are working “hand-in-glove” with employers, including Kimberly-Clark and OMICO Plastics, to design and implement programs that capitalize on the instruction that takes place day to day in any type of production process to reinforce concepts being taught in college classrooms. In work-based courses, student learning is formally assessed by employer supervisors, who act as mentors by showing students how to perform job tasks and then observing the students as they work. Each stakeholder in work-based courses, including colleges, employers, and students, benefits in important ways.

        Click on Support Materials for background information, discussion questions, and follow-up information about the Work-Based Courses Toolkit. This resource is part of the Work-Based Courses: Bringing College to the Production Line collection.

        Find out more about the Work-Based Course Model.

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