Coding a Flexible Apprenticeship: Faculty Perspective & Support Relationships

Columbus State Community College’s competitive work-based/experiential-learning programs empower students to jumpstart their careers by gaining valuable work experience while concurrently earning degrees/credentials. What does this look like through your institution’s lens, and how do you get there? Our experience has demonstrated that the following are critical components for successful development of these types of programs: strong, industry-focused cyber defense curriculum; implementation of best practices and lessons learned; collaborative team approach; accessible funding sources; employer partnership development; and holistic student recruitment, advising, and support. In this session, we will cover all of this and more!