"Ecclesia College's Work Learning Program has not only established a standard of excellence, integrity and order in my work, it has helped me pay for school."
Check out this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education!
One of only seven work learning colleges in the United States, Ecclesia stands out as a school where students learn valuable workplace skills while they complete their higher education.
Visit the Work Colleges Consortium: Seven distinctive colleges promoting the purposeful integration of work-learning-service. www.workcolleges.org
How does it make a difference in your education?
1. Work-learning significantly reduces the cost of tuition!
Work Learning Program tuition credit – This is awarded to all resident students (and the majority of non-residents) who participate in the student work program. The actual amount of money earned for the hours worked (around $2475 / semester) in the student work program throughout the semester is credited towards the student’s tuition costs.
2. Work-learning gives you the opportunity for the practical application of Christ-like character!
“I’d rather see a sermon than hear one.”
Christianity is practical. Our witness as Christ’s followers rests not only on what we say, but how we live. Would Jesus have had a great work ethic? Wouldn't He have been punctual, taken initiative, and displayed diligence? Then we too should practice being Christ-like in every aspect of our lives. The level of responsibility we display reveals what is within us... Our true character. We want to grow in letting “Christ in us the hope of glory” live His life through us.
3. Work-learning helps you gain job experience!
Employers are looking for people with experience, proven skill, interpersonal ability, and an overall good work ethic. As you gain these qualities, many juniors and seniors have opportunity to work in a position related to their career choice, thus building their resume before they leave college. After graduation your hands-on experience and learned skills will position you for a better job and greater influence in your chosen profession.
During each fall & spring semester, students will be assigned a Work Learning position where they will work alongside other personnel on average 15 hours / week at our campus facilities in jobs including:
Ecclesia has historically recognized the value of high-quality work and now maintains an institutional commitment to promote an understanding of that value among students through the establishment of a student work-and-learning program.
This program helps students to understand work as a tool for experiential education, as a means of serving the community, nation, and world, and as a place for integrating academic learning, practical knowledge, and life lived in the larger community.
We believe that the educational process should be comprehensive, with each of its many participants informing and being informed by the broader community. Our students prepare for leadership through participation, not only observation.
Work College Consortium
Ecclesia College is the newest member of the nationally recognized Work Colleges Consortium. To learn more please visit our consortium’s website: www.workcolleges.org.
Student Achievement & Institutional Effectiveness
Each year, the College makes information available to the publich about student achievement and institutional effectiveness. Its purpose is to improve accountability by more accurately describing what students achieve from enrolling in our College. For 2012-2013, we have chosen to highlight Ecclesia's Work-Learning-Service Program.
Ecclesia College Work Learning Consortium 4 Page Brochure
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