Work Experience is an academic class associated with a student's internship/employment/volunteer position which can be directly related to an occupational goal or for students to develop workforce competencies through General Work Experience. This is a great opportunity for our students to be supported by SDCCD faculty while gaining real-world experience and for our employer Site Supervisors to nurture training of in-demand skills to develop qualified candidates for your industry. Work Experience college credit is earned based on 75 hours of paid work or 60 hours of unpaid internship/volunteer work per unit the student is enrolled.
WORKPLACE SITE SUPERVISOR ROLE & COMMITMENT:
• BEGINNING OF TERM: Collaborate with student and Work Experience instructor at an in-person visit to your company to develop work objectives, projects, or skills for the student to achieve throughout semester.
• DURING TERM: Oversee daily tasks and responsibilities of the student. Check in to answer questions and ensure progress of objectives, projects, and skills.
• END OF TERM: Evaluate the student’s work performance, growth of skills, completion of projects, and approve Work Experience hours. Provide written and verbal feedback on the student’s performance.
COVID-19 ADJUSTMENTS: In response to the current pandemic and impacted closures, both in-person or remote work will be accepted for Work Experience. In addition, the WE faculty orientation and site visits, which typically occur in-person, may take place virtually, most likely via Zoom. For more detailed information, please visit the SDCCD Work Experience website
. Students completing in-person placements are highly encouraged to follow all health and safety protocols outlined by the CDC, Public Health Officials, and employment site.
Please view the following resources for additional details and specific responsibilities of the employer Site Supervisor:
SDCCD Work Experience Employer Overview
SDCCD Work Experience Internship Labor & Employment FAQs
SDCCD Work Experience Education Handbook (Page 13)