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Friday, February 27, 2015: Blue Ridge Community College (both campuses) will open at 10 a.m. Students should report to the class, lab, or clinical they would normally be in at 10 a.m.

Your Success Is Our Mission

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an educational program that combines classroom instruction with practical work experience that is directly related to a program of study. The program’s mission is to enhance student knowledge by combining classroom learning with hands-on work experience.   

Businesses across Henderson and Transylvania Counties have successfully established a partnership with a student worker.


student at desk imageEmployer’s WBL Benefits:

  • Saves training time
  • Reduces employee turnover
  • Allows for careful pre-screening of trainees
  • Provides an excellent source of highly motivated employees
  • Increases productivity by freeing your staff for more creative work
  • Promotes positive public relations among the community, businesses, and BRCC


Employer’s Role:

  • Agree to provide the student with a supervised work experience
  • Help make training an educational experience
  • Assist the student in developing measurable learning objectives
  • Provide orientation regarding company rules and regulations
  • Inform the student of company expectations
  • Assure a safe working environment
  • Evaluate the student’s progress

Contact Barbara Gregory, Faculty Director of Work-Based Learning for more information on establishing a WBL agreement customized to your business’s needs at (828) 694-1734 or  


image student with carStudent WBL Benefits:

  • Academic Credit
  • Work Experience
  • Employment Contacts
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Enhanced Resume


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a curriculum program offering Work-Based Learning
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Have completed 12 semester hours in a diploma program
  • Have a faculty recommendation


Enrollment Process

  • Complete a Work-Based Learning Application Form
  • Arrange and/or approval of Work-Based Learning Worksite
  • Register and Pay for Work-Based Learning
  • Attend a Work-Based Learning Orientation

Contact Barbara Gregory, Faculty Director of Work-Based Learning for more information on participating in a WBL program at (828) 694-1734 or  

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Contact Us
Henderson County NCWorks
180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Continuing Education Building, Room 125
(828) 694-1755

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Transylvania County NCWorks
45 Oak Park Drive
Brevard, NC 28712
Straus Building, Room 141
(828) 883-2550 

Monday - Thursday:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.