Student Opportunities - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Unsure of what you want to do in your future and just want to check out different industries?
Or do you know exactly what you want to do and are looking to build real world experience and knowledge?

As a student in our WITCC service area, we will help you explore careers and gain work experience by connecting you to area businesses for a variety of activities including:

Student Job Shadow

An individual student or a small group of students meet and shadow local business people to learn more about careers. They observe various aspects of a business to better understand work-based application of career, education and soft skills needed. Job shadows last from 2-4 hours and are an excused absence from school. WITCC IN Coordinator will work with your counselor and inform your school of the job shadow date, time, and place. Transportation is the student's responsibility.

Student Worksite Tour

Tours provide students an opportunity to interact with professionals, learn about their organization, career opportunities, educational requirements, and soft skills required while obtaining firsthand experience at the worksite. Tour group size should accommodate all students so they are not crowded and can see and hear the tour guide.

Student Internship

These are hands-on work experiences at the worksite for students in grades 11 and 12. They typically take 45-90 hours to complete and must include an academic component. Internships can be paid or non-paid and for high school and/or college credit or for non-credit.

Virtual Job Shadow

The virtual job shadow allows you to explore various careers and assist you in planning for your new career, all from your smart phone, laptop or desktop.

Student Other Experience

These experiences allow students to participate in work-based learning activities in a variety of ways including career exploration that exposes students to a variety of careers and life skills.