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What is Work Based Learning?

Work-Based Learning is a program that is designed to assist eligible Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College students to succeed in their academic and employment careers. There are several ways that the WBL Program can assist students to succeed. The WBL Program can provide short-term financial assistance in the form of school supplies, work supplies, testing fees, and paid internships . Long-term assistance is available in the form of self-assessment, career exploration, career planning, and upgrading employability skills.



Danielle Carley, Program Director

13466 W Trepania Rd, Hayward WI. 54843 715.634.4790 x124

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Susan Young, Program Assistant

13466 W Trepania Rd, Hayward WI. 54843 715.634.4790 x112

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Mary Sharlow

Lac du Flambeau
2899 Hwy 47 South
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

715.588.3800 x220

Paula Maday

Red Cliff and Bad River
PO Box 128
Washburn, WI 54891



Kate Lechnir

St. Croix
24663 Angeline Ave.
Webster, WI 54893

715.349.7709 x5312


 WBL Program Activities


In the last program year, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, WBL has been involved in the following activities

  • There were 35 LCOOCC Student Interns who earn paid internship hours through the LCOOCC Work-Based Learning Program in a variety of different types of occupations. Ideally WBL strives to place student interns into internships that are closely related to their long-term employment goals. The thought is that students will improve their work skills and become more employable through the mentoring of internship supervisors. Also, it’s a great way for students to test out a career before devoting hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in their education.
  • LCO Middle School and High School 7th Annual Career Fair – This is a yearly career exploration activity in which we bring in guest speakers to make dynamic career presentations to the youth. The event is held at the LCO Ojibwe School on one preselected day. The career presenters are setup in one class room and provide students with information about what they do, the positives and negatives of their career, and what type of education is needed.
  • LCO Summer Youth Leadership Program – WBL worked in conjunction with LCO Work Force Investment and LCOOCC Extension Youth and Community Coordinator to provide the LCO Tribal youth with activities to improve their leadership skills, understand the importance of treaty rights, and explore careers in the field of natural resource management.
  • St. Croix Summer Youth Hear Our Voices: Meeting the Challenges of Native American News Media Digital production of “Naanan nimiseyug” (My Five Sisters) – WBL worked with the St. Croix tribal youth to explore careers in journalism, video production and editing, and interviewing skills. This was a very exciting activity to be involved in because the students produced a documentary video that details historic St. Croix tribal history in the form of interviewing tribal elders. 
  • Finally, WBL works within the LCOOCC to provide students and community members with seminars that address the needs of many college students, employers, and employees. This year (2012-13) we will be hosting a variety of seminars that will provide career assessment, career exploration, or upgrading employability skills. 



 Work Based Learning Application

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WISCAT WISCAT is the statewide bibliographic database for Wisconsin.
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Ethnic Newswatch  Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press.    
JSTOR JSTOR is a trusted archive of high-resolution, scanned images of important scholarly journals. JSTOR is not a current issues database. There is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access).
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, we provide examples of documents in the Ojibwe language. The Ojibwe People's Dictionary has thousands of entries and audio, with more coming online each week. It is our goal to make The Ojibwe People's Dictionary a continually expanding resource for Ojibwe language and culture.
First Nations Periodical Index The First Nations Periodical Index contains journals of mainly Canadian Native content.  This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students (high school or university), educators, instructors and researchers.

Journal of American Indian Education

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BioOne An innovative collaboration between scientific societies, libraries, academe and the private sector. BioOne brings to the Web a uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne’s titles are published by small societies and other not-for-profit organizational publishers, and, until now, have been available only in printed form. (You have to be using a computer at LCO College's main campus for access to the full text articles).


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Native American Resources

 Native Health Database The Native Health Database contains citations and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Canadian First Nations
Edward Curtis' The North American Indian
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The entire work is presented here, supported largely by funds from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

American Mosaic - The American Indian Experience
American Indian Experience

The American Indian Experience (AIE) is a full-text digital resource exploring the histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Indian Affairs

An historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. Volumes I through VII are available on the web both as fully searchable digitized text and as page images. The contents may be accessed from the Table of Contents or Index of each volume or through keyword searching.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Adjunct Faculty (Open Applicant Pool for All Disciplines) - Follow the normal application guidelines process with all indicated documents except provide three (3) letters of recommendation - Positions available at all sites.

Full-Time or Part-Time Vacancies: 

Outside Contractor Bids

Application Guidelines:  (All application submissions must include the following)


 Employment Application


 Benefit Overview



Student Employment Opportunities

Various internships and other student work opportunities are available throughout the school year (some are available in the summer in conjunction with class credit). Contact the following individuals for more details:

Amber Marlow (Ext. 156) - Internships

Danielle Carley (Ext. 124) - Work Based Learning Program

Jill Matchett (Ext. 114) - Work Study Program

LCOOCC Library & Migizi Cultural Center


The mission of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College Community Library is to provide quality materials and services that fulfill the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community while supporting the mission of the college with its emphasis on advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwa.

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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Extension

What's New!

Black Ash Basket Making:

8 Nov-BR, 14 Nov-STX, 21 Nov-LDF, 6 Dec-RC

Extension Calendar

Food Handlers Training
Basic Gardening Concepts Making Digital Movies
Cooking New Orleans Style Raised bed Gardening
ServSafe Spring Spearing
Beginner Produce Program BPP Application
NSTI 2014 Harvesting Wild Edibles

Our Vision

Building Better Communities through Education, Research and Community Outreach.

Our Mission

Extension services seek to empower members of the LCO and surrounding communities through embracing the traditional values and language of the Anishinaabe people.

The values of our traditions are the fundamental basis of our methods in conducting research and community education. Extension strives to build collaborative partnerships to address various community needs while promoting leadership in all program initiatives.


Our Values

* Personal integrity
* Veneration of our Elders and our Youth
* Respect for all those here with us, those here before us, and those yet to come
* Honor the traditions of the Ojibwe
* Preserve and Care for our Natural Resources

About Us

The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Extension Department is made up of three programs. The Increased Capacity Program, the Youth Development Program, and the Water Quality Program. We also partner with the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program.

Extension is funded be grants from the USDA Extension Program. We are building better communities through research, education and community outreach.

Contact Information

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
13466 W. Trepania Rd.
Hayward, WI 54843
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