Tips for Success

Surefire Tips for Work-Based Learning Success

A. General guidelines for workplace success 

  1. Carefully read all orientation materials.
  2. Set goals/priorities; be prepared; meet all deadlines.
  3. Ask questions when unsure; take notes.
  4. Observe or ask about formality of names and titles.
  5. Dress appropriately to the work environment: clean and neat… always.
  6. Always be tactful and diplomatic to everyone at the employment site.

B. Be a “team player”

  1. Do not compete with co-workers.
  2. Do routine jobs without complaining.
  3. Show initiative.
  4. Develop work relationships slowly after you know office politics.
  5. Always inform your supervisor of your whereabouts.

C. Observe supervisor's priorities about:

  1. Neatness of work area
  2. Confidentiality of materials
  3. Coming early or staying late
  4. Lunch hour routine
  5. Telephone etiquette
  6. Asking for time off; remember WBL is a “no-cut” class
  7. Time management.

D. Observe supervisor's management style.  Does he/she:

  1. Prefer written or oral reports?
  2. Supervise closely or from afar?
  3. Provide immediate responses to questions and problems or does he/she prefer to think about them?

E. With respect to feedback and reviews:

  1. Ask to talk to your supervisor if you receive no feedback after the first month on the job.
  2. Accept criticism without being defensive.
  3. Remember people want you to succeed.


F. If you have problems, work to resolve them by discussing the situation with your supervisor, faculty advisor or work-based learning coordinator.  NEVER, ever leave a position without consulting with your college coordinators!

 

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Extended Hours for Spring Registration

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Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
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Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.