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Work-Based Learning Initiative

Through leadership, innovation, and collaboration, Las Positas College is creating clear pathways to improve the workforce and economy of our community. To support this goal, we have established a new Work-Based Learning Initiative—a collaboration with local business and industry to develop career and work experience opportunities, internships and mentoring programs, and community work and study placements directly related to a vocational field of training. This partnership benefits both employers and students, ensuring a talent pipeline of skilled workers from our college to the workplace and reinforcing and expanding students’ classroom learning.

Work-Based Learning Benefits to Employers

  • Obtain an expanded pool of qualified applicants.
  • Recruit and screen potential employees.
  • Evaluate potential employees in work settings, prior to hiring.
  • Develop a quick, reliable source of skilled labor.
  • Meet contractual and legal obligations for Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.
  • Improve the quality of life and work skills in the community.
  • Reduce turnover of entry-level employees.
  • Influence curriculum development to meet industry requirements.

Work-Based Learning Benefits to Students

  • Earn income and gain work experience while attending college.
  • Get access to good jobs.
  • Develop contacts to broaden employment options.
  • Build self-confidence and experience success at college and work.
  • Gain individualized support for educational and professional needs and goals.

Industry Sectors Served By Las Positas College

Public Safety and Health Sciences:

Administration of Justice, Administrative Medical Assistant, Biomedical Sciences, and Fire Sciences/Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services

Business and Entrepreneurship:

Business/Marketing/Accounting, Early Childhood Development, Interior Design, and Viticulture and Enology

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation:

Automotive Technologies, Engineering Technology, Welding and Fabrication, and Occupational Safety and Health

Information, Communication, and Technology:

Computer Sciences, Mass Communication, Theater Technician, and Visual Communications/Digital Media

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