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Work-Based Learning
Dani Trimble
Workforce Services Manager

Toll Free 1.866.900.2311
Admissions Center, Rm 106
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LCC provides students a wide variety of educational experiences designed to help them choose a career, meet potential employers, figure out what courses to take, and develop skills that work towards future employment.

Benefits of Work-Based Learning

  • Build job skills
  • Create business contacts
  • Determine academic/career pathways
  • Apply what is learned in a classroom to the workplace
  • Develop skills to help interact with coworkers and supervisors 
  • Get help creating a cover letter and resume
  • Earn college credits

Learning Programs

Basic Food Employment & Training

Vocational education and career development available to low income students who qualify to receive or are currently receiving federally issued basic food benefits.

Career Center

Career planning and exploration resources available to employers, students, alumni and community members.

Career Pathways

A partnership between college and high school instructors designed to guide local students into high-skill, high-wage careers with local industries.

Cooperative Education

Opportunities to test out a career prior to investing in a training program, and to obtain work experience prior to graduating.

Individualized Certificate Program

Opportunities to pursue custom-designed, work-based learning programs not available through current college programs.

Worker Retraining

A state-funded program that provides job-related training and employment services to dislocated and unemployed workers to help them gain additional training in their existing field or get started on a new career path.


A state funded program designed to assist low-income families in achieving their educational and employment goals.