Work-based learning is a strategy that combines skill development with real-world training opportunities. Internships, apprenticeships, and other activities create opportunities to develop the skills needed to succeed!
Internships provide a temporary work experience with an employer and allow you to gain skills, build your resume, and make connections within your desired field. These experiences can be paid or unpaid, and are typically facilitated by another organization (college, high school, workforce center).
MCWFC offers paid internship opportunities for adults and students in Mesa County through the Career Development Program. This is an eligibility-based program, with an application process that assesses the applicant's needs, job readiness, labor market demand, and potential for successful completion.
Contact the CMU Career Services Office for information about internships for CMU students. Follow the link below for information on student internships and the application process.
On the Job Training (OJT) is a work based learning program at the Mesa County Workforce Center. In an OJT, you maintain full time employment while learning the skills necessary to the job. The employer hires you on as an employee and receives an incentive to train and develop your skills.