What is Work Based Learning?
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) Work Based Learning (WBL) Program is funded through the Wisconsin Technical College System’s General Purpose Revenue. This grant is awarded annually to the two tribal colleges in Wisconsin; The Lac Courte Ojibwe Community College and The College of Menomonie Nation.
The Work Based Learning grant is intended to upgrade employability skills through career exploration and professional development for adults and youth, students and community members. The goals and objectives of the program are to assist participants to gain an understanding of themselves and how to use that understanding as they move forward in life and face new experiences.
There are three main components to the program – career exploration, professional development, and internships. All of which can be delivered through direct face-to-face delivery, collaboration with other organizations, or support of activities that support the goals and objectives of the WBL program.
The internship portion of the program is a great way for students to gain work experience in their chosen field. The student’s learn about the career they’re interested in pursuing before getting too far in their academic career. The internships also give some students the financial means to attend college.
Career Exploration happens in many ways including internships, field trips, guest speakers, and self-assessment/self-awareness. The WBL meets these objectives by working with high schools, education programs/departments, other colleges, human service programs, and other organizations to either provide career exploration activities or fund career exploration activities.
Professional Development is provided in several formats including career preparation workshops and seminars provided onsite. These workshops and seminars include resume writing, interview tips, personal financial literacy, job search tips, and other related topics. WBL also works with other programs and organizations to provide these types of services to students.
WBL Program Activities
WBL Program funds many summer programs including:
- LCOOCC Extension Youth and Community Education's Summer Youth Leadership Program or Ogiimaakaw which is a program designed for younger workers to help them understand the importance of work and education while providing them with a safe learning environment.
- LCOOCC St. Croix Summer Youth Media Camp – Film Project is a summer program designed to work with high school age students to develop and produce film projects that will result in a short documentary that is entered into the yearly AHIEC completions.
- LCOOCC Lac du Flambeau Summer College Courses that are directly designed to work with newly graduated high school students and other students.
- LCOOCC Academic Preparedness Program is a college readiness program designed for newly graduated high school students or students who have not been in college previously.
This is not a comprehensive list of Work Based Learning Program activities.
We are always very interested in hearing from our students, participants, and constituents. If you're interested in learning more about the program, please contact the Program Director for more information.
Danielle Carley, Program Director
13466 W Trepania Rd
Hayward WI 54843
Lac du Flambeau
2899 Hwy 47 South
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Linda JohnstonLCOOCC - North
PO Box 128
Washburn, WI 54891
Kate LechnirSt. Croix
24663 Angeline Ave.
Webster, WI 54893