Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Center for Business and Industry,
2723 Ft. Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Fax Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Jeanette Nunnery

Work-Based Learning (WBL) provides an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in both paid and non-paid work experiences related to your major and career goals.


The Work-Based Learning experience allows students to:

  1. Earn college credit while gaining real world experience
  2. Gain a working knowledge of their field
  3. Relate classroom concepts to job activities
  4. Network with field professionals
  5. Establish solid job references
Program Objectives
  1. Provide students supervised work experience in a curriculum-related field with area businesses, industries, and public agencies.
  2. Support career development for students. Coordinate network with employers and prospective employers about the WBL program and support economic workforce development.
  3. Create and maintain accurate, detailed WBL records in adherence to the North Carolina Community College System Policies and Procedures.

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Employer Policies & Procedures

Employer Responsibilities

  • Provide a minimum of at least 160, 320, or 480 hours of employment per term/semester depending on course credit assigned.
  • Assist the student (with guidance from the assigned Faculty Coordinator) in developing and evaluating the three (3) Measurable Learning Objectives that will be related to the student’s academic studies.
  • Permit on-site visits by the WBL Coordinator and/or faculty coordinator.
  • Notify the WBL office at the College at least one (1) week before any action that might result in the termination or change of employment status of the student.
  • Evaluate the student’s performance during on-site visits and at the end of the term/semester.
  • Adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Provide the student with a supervised, progressive, and meaningful learning work experience.
  • Assure a safe and healthy work environment.