Diablo Valley College (DVC) is eager to partner with employers to develop and continuously improve career education programs in high-demand fields. DVC students benefit when they learn the latest technology and business practices in their classes and have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who serve as guest speakers or host field trips to their companies.
DVC's Workforce Development Office connects employers with students through work-based and project-based learning opportunities. Students learn best by doing, through Career Education programs students gain contextualized, real world experiences that help to align academic theory with the application and technique. Students report that work-based learning opportunities are one of the most significant factors in their success. Work-based learning experiences come in the form of internships, entry-level jobs, and Cooperative Work Experience (academic credit). Employers can also connect with students through guest speaking, networking events, industry tours, informational interviewing, and career mentorship.
DVC Career Education programs rely heavily on local and regional business partners to inform us on industry trends, new program development, course curriculum changes, and technology and equipment purchases. If you are interested in contributing to the growth and improvement of programming specific to the industry for which you work you may want to become an industry advisory board member. For more information about how your organization can partner with DVC please complete the Student Engagement Request Form and someone from our team will reach out to you.